Rumble in the Jungle Rematch will launch in London this September and tickets are on sale now.
An adrenaline boosting and unmissable show for everyone, audiences will be transported back to the epic Rumble in the Jungle and Zaire ‘74 festival, both iconic and never seen before moments of history. Rumble in the Jungle will be brought to life by an incredible live cast of actors, with live music, food and drink that will create authentic smells and tastes of the time. From Muhammad’s pre-match trash talking to the step-by-step play-out of the fight where his famous rope-a-dope was performed, Rumble in the Jungle will take audiences on a journey to discover The Greatest Sporting Event of the 20th Century.
Arriving in central London’s Dock X this Autumn – opening on September 14th, the much anticipated second experience by Rematch will reimagine the legendary Muhammad Ali and George Foreman boxing match nearly 50 years later, supercharging imaginations as it features the untold stories of the Rumble in the Jungle.
Spearheaded by an amazing creative team, Rematch welcomes Secret Cinema’s Miguel H Torres as Creative Director, along with Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu as Writer, known for his role as Director of For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, a two-time Olivier-nominated play. Heading up the music elements, Femi Temowo, acclaimed composer and critically acclaimed jazz guitarist, known for working with high profile artists like Amy Winehouse and George Benson will assume the role of Music Director.
Alongside Authentic Brands Group, (ABG) and Muhammad Ali Enterprises, Rematch will capture every side of the story, following the footsteps of both Ali and Foreman, beginning with the media attention that surrounded the fight to the fight itself that saw an underdog, Ali, fight for the world heavyweight title.
The event will feature the sounds of the Zaire 74 music festival, which saw the biggest global acts in black music perform, including; James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Sister Sledge and a slew of Africa and Latin America’s best musicians.