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Natasha Gordon’s debut play Nine Night is a touching and funny exploration of the rituals of family.
Following a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre, Nine Night transfers to the West End for a limited season.
Directed by Roy Alexander Weise (The Mountaintop), Nine Night is the first West End play to be written by a black British female playwright.
Nine Night is booking from 1 December 2018 until 23 February 2019 at Trafalgar Studios, London.
Family, food, music and mourning.
Gloria is gravely sick. When her time comes, the celebration begins; the traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake. But for Gloria’s children and grandchildren, marking her death with a party that lasts over a week is a test. Nine nights of music, food, sharing stories – and an endless parade of mourners.
The cast features Natasha Gordon, Oliver Alvin-Wilson (The Red Barn, NT), Michelle Greenidge(Casualty),Hattie Ladbury (The Norman Conquests, CFT), Rebekah Murrell (Switch, Tricycle), Cecilia Noble(The Amen Corner, NT) and Karl Collins (Chimerica, Almeida).
Directed by Roy Alexander Weise (The Mountaintop), with set and costume design by Rajha Shakiry, lighting design by Paule Constable, sound design by George Dennis and movement direction by Shelley Maxwell.