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Nine Night

a new play by Natasha Gordon

21 April to 26 May 2018
Running Time: Approx. 1 hour 45 mins no interval

Nine Night

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.

 

Free Exhibition

To coincide with the opening of Natasha Gordon’s new play, Nine Night, in the Dorfman Theatre, the National Theatre presented How Great Thou Art – 50 Years of African Caribbean Funerals in London, an exhibition of photographs taken by Charlie Phillips.
Wolfson Gallery, until Sat 7 July 2018

5 star rating

Remarkable. Captures the humour of everyday life.

Evening Standard
5 star rating

This play is a gift. The cast delivers perfect undulations of comedy and heartache.

The Stage
4 star rating

Intense, moving. Knife-edge power.

Time Out
4 star rating

Exuberantly funny.

Guardian
4 star rating

Funny. Heartbreaking. Michelle Greenidge owns the stage. Cecilia Noble is a force of nature.

The Times
4 star rating

A production to cherish. Noble's performance is worth the ticket price alone.

Daily Mail

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