Casting has been announced for the National Theatre’s West End transfer of Nine Night.
Natasha Gordon will take the role of Lorraine in her debut play, for which she has recently been nominated for the Best Writer Award in The Stage newspaper’s ‘Debut Awards’.
She is joined by Oliver Alvin-Wilson (The Red Barn, NT), Michelle Greenidge (Casualty), also nominated in the Stage Awards for Best West End Debut, Hattie Ladbury (The Norman Conquests, CFT), Rebekah Murrell (Switch, Tricycle) and Cecilia Noble (The Amen Corner, NT) who return to their celebrated NT roles, and Karl Collins (Chimerica, Almeida) who completes the West End cast.
Directed by Roy Alexander Weise (The Mountaintop), Nine Night is a touching and exuberantly funny exploration of the rituals of family.
The production is designed by Rajha Shakiry, with lighting design by Paule Constable, sound design by George Dennis and movement direction by Shelley Maxwell.
Nine Night is Natasha Gordon’s first play as a writer and this transfer will make her the first black British female playwright to have a play staged in the West End.
Nine Night is booking from 1 December 2018 until 9 February 2019 at Trafalgar Studios, London.