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.
Natasha Gordon’s debut play Nine Night is a touching and very funny exploration of the rituals of family. Roy Alexander Weise directs a cast including Cecilia Noble.
£20 Friday Rush tickets will be available each week - even for sold out performances.
Talks and events
Natasha Gordon and Roy Alexander Weise on Nine Night Thu 10 May, 6pm, £7/£5
Culture After Windrush Thu 17 May, 5.45pm, £7/£5
The Stuart Hall Project (film screening) Mon 21 May, 5.30pm, £5/£3
Nine Night Rituals with Malika Booker Fri 25 May, 6pm, £7/£5
To coincide with the opening of Natasha Gordon’s new play, Nine Night, in the Dorfman Theatre, the National Theatre presents How Great Thou Art – 50 Years of African Caribbean Funerals in London, an exhibition of photographs taken by Charlie Phillips.
Dorfman Foyer and Wolfson Gallery, Sat 21 April until Sat 26 May