Designed by Rajha Shakiry
WRITTEN BY NATASHA GORDON
DIRECTED BY ROY ALEXANDER WEISE
★★★★★ ‘REMARKABLE. CAPTURES THE HUMOUR OF EVERYDAY LIFE’
★★★★ ‘EXUBERANTLY FUNNY. A JOY!’
★★★★ ‘NATASHA GORDON’S DEBUT PLAY BUZZES WITH COMIC ENERGY’
Following a smash hit sold-out run at the National Theatre, Nine Night, Natasha Gordon’s ‘remarkable debut play’ (Evening Standard) transfers to the West End this December. Roy Alexander Weise directs this touching and exuberantly funny exploration of the rituals of family.
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 rum-fuelled nights of music, food, storytelling and laughter – and an endless parade of mourners.
Natasha Gordon is a London-born actress and writer of Jamaican descent. She has performed at Tricycle Theatre, Royal Court, Young Vic and RSC. Nine Night is her first play.
Roy Alexander Weise won the James Menzies-Kitchen Young Director award in 2016 and his credits include The Mountaintop at the Young Vic, Dead Don’t Floss at the NT, The Ugly One at Park Theatre and Primetime at the Royal Court.