Every Man A King: A New Orleans Jazz Fable

Kingfish Productions Presents


  • Dates
    13 February 2024 - 13 February 2024
  • Times
  • 19:00


  • Full Price£12.50

Running Time

  • 60 minutes

Access features:

Step-free Access

Age guidance: 15+

Festival strand:

Theatre & Performance

Funny, Gripping, Thought Provoking, Poignant

(A Pinch of VAULT is a festival of brand new and work-in-progress performance. Shows will be at varying stages of development, including rehearsed readings with script in hand, first time on its feet or semi-staged.)


Every Man A King: A New Orleans Jazz Fable

Meet Huey Pierce Long, the colorful populist governor who ran Louisiana like his own country, inspired millions with his Share the Wealth program, and was deemed “the second most dangerous man in America” by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. After his 1935 assassination, Huey’s ghost spends the next thirty-five years trapped in the Louisiana governor’s office. Upon learning that his wife Rose has died, Huey embarks on a turbulent journey through his past to discover who killed him and why, believing this knowledge to be key to escaping his personal purgatory and reuniting with his wife. But as he relives past glories and mistakes, Huey inches closer to a disturbing truth that will turn his world and his image of himself upside down. The score features original songs in the iconic Dixieland style of New Orleans jazz, incorporating five authentic compositions by Long himself, some of which haven’t been heard in decades.


Original Story Creator, Co-Book Writer & Actor
Alex-Christian Lucas

Composer & Lyricist
Kevin Gullage

Co-Book Writer
Sophie Trist

William Spencer

Musical Direction
Alex Kirk

Olivia Gonzales