The Convert


★★★★★ ‘Superb performances. This is as good as theatre gets’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘Ola Ince’s atmospheric, inventive production is electrifying’ The Times

★★★★ ‘A devastating dilemma, finely dissected. Sizzles with disclosure.’ The Observer

★★★★ ‘A modern classic. A fiercely realised staging’ The Independent

​★★★★ ‘Thrillingly performed, with moments of extraordinary force’ The Guardian

​★★★★ ‘Rich, thoughtful and moving. An electrifying staging of a terrific play’ Financial Times

★★★★ ‘A meticulous, gripping and emotionally devastating drama’ Time Out

​★★★★ ‘Revelatory and energising, utterly absorbing’ What’s On Stage

​★★★★ ‘Letitia Wright’s performance is enough to make your spine tingle. To miss this would truly be mad’ Metro

​★★★★ ‘Compelling performances from an excellent cast. It’s hard to fault Ola Ince’s fabulous production’ The Arts Desk


The Convert by Danai Gurira

Black Panther star and Tony-nominated writer Danai Gurira’s striking play explores if faith has a cost and if so, when is that cost too much? 

It’s 1896 in what is modern day Zimbabwe and Jekesai, a young woman fleeing forced marriage finds herself working for devout Catholic priest, Chilford. He relishes the opportunity to mould his new convert but Jekesai’s salvation has a price.


Young Vic Theatre

Creative Team & Cast


Designer: Naomi Dawson
Lighting Designer: Bruno Poet
Sound designer & Composer: Max Perryment
Projection designer: Will Duke
Movement director: Coral Messam
Casting director: Charlotte Sutton CDG

Photographer: Marc Brenner


Jude Akuwudike, Paapa Essiedu, Ivanno Jermiah, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Rudolphe Mdlongwa, Pamela Nomvete, Letitia Wright