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Rumble In The Jungle Rematch confirms cast

Rumble In The Jungle Rematch, the upcoming Canada Water based immersive experience that will recreate the iconic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman has announced their cast list.

Key Art for Rumble in the Jungle Rematch

Opening in September 2023, this is the second show from Rematch - who previously mounted Wimbledon Rematch 1980 in Wembley Park. Promising to transport audiences back to both the Rumble In The Jungle fight, and the Zaire '74 Festival - which saw acts including James Brown, BB King and Bill Withers perform. The experience will feature live music, food and drink and a recreation of the iconic fight to round off the experience.

Sharing the role of Muhammad Ali will be Akil Young and Kimane Juneau - who will both play the iconic boxer due to 'the physical nature of the performance'.


Alexander Ajuwon and Joshua C. Jackson - who recently played Joseph Scott in Girl from the North Country, will also share the roles of George Foreman and Joe Frazier.


Don King will be played by Elliot Rodriguez, who portrayed Isaiah Jesus in Peaky Blinders: The Rise. Additionally, Guy Kelton-Jones will be playing James Brown, and Max Krupski, who has previously played Jay Gatsby in The Immersive Great Gatsby and the title character in Secret Cinema's Dr. Strangelove.


The Zaire '74 Festival will be brought to life by a group of musicians including Rick Leon James, Ezekiel Adje, Laura Impallomeni and Chuks Chiejine.


See below for the full cast list...


FULL CAST LIST:

Akil Young – Muhammad Ali/Duane Charles Kimane Juneau – Muhammad Ali/Duane Charles Alexander Ajuwon – George Foreman/Joe Frazier Joshua C. Jackson – George Foreman/Joe Frazier Safi-Veliora Omar – Promesse Kabamba Nathan Bartman – Evangelos Mboyo Oluwatosin Omotosho – Malaika Tshibola Jacie Kibuka – Constance Nzuzi Elliot Rodriguez – Don King Max Krupski – Stewart Levine/Angelo Dundee Anelisa Lamola – Miriam Makeba Juanita Euka – Celia Cruz Guy Kelton-Jones – James Brown Michael Bunga – Alain ‘Alo’ Kabamba/President Mobutu Randall Alleyne – Bundini Brown McCallam Connell – Dick Sadler Kossim Osseni – Sese Terence Nzaji-Egnie – Mumba/Zac Clayton Tim O’Hara – David Frost Vivien-Chrys Samba – Pierre Ngalamulume Eden Dominique – Josslyn Carter Rick Leon James – Musician, Percussion (MD) Ezekiel Adje – Musician, Bass Laura Impallomeni – Musician, Trombone Chuks Chiejine – Musician, Guitar

The show is directed by Miguel Hernando Torres Umba, written by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, and features original music by Femi Temowo.


Rumble In The Jungle Rematch opens on 13th September with previews from 8th September at Dock X in Canada Water. For more information visit rumbleinthejunglerematch.com

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