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One Night in Miami review – Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke and Malcolm X slug it out

Donmar Warehouse, London The acting is outstanding and the issues are timely in Kwame Kwei-Armah’s production of Kemp Powers’ passionate play It may be a flawed play, but it is still a great occasion: the British premiere of a work by Kemp Powers, first seen in Los Angeles in 2013 and now directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, that looks at different aspects of black power. The setting is a Miami hotel room in February 1964 on the night of Cassius Clay’s defeat of Sonny Liston but, although the setting is historic, the issues remain as timely as ever.
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