Nine Night
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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.
'A remarkable debut. Natasha Gordon's richly enjoyable family drama. Captures the humour of everyday life'
Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard (NT)

'A fantastic piece. Deeply moving and incredibly funny. What makes this play so special is the way it touches its audience. I have rarely been to the theatre where people are so invested in the action happening on stage'
Sarah Crompton, Whatsonstage (Traf)

'This Play is a gift'
JN Benjamin, The Stage (NT)

'Funny, sad, acute, acted with huge energy and finesse. It deserves to be a smash hit'
Dominic Maxwell, The Times (Traf)

'Natasha Gordon's powerful family drama deservedly hits the West End. Roy Alexander Weise's beautifully judged production'
Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out (Traf)

'Joy and grief as generations collide at Jamaican wake. Magnificent'
Michael Billington, The Guardian, (NT)

'Natasha Gordon's debut play buzzes with comic energy. A beautifully judged production'
Paul Taylor, The Independent (NT)

'A production to cherish'
Quentin Letts, Daily Mail (NT)

Natasha Gordon will take the role of Lorraine in her debut play Nine Night when the critically-acclaimed production transfers from the National Theatre to the Trafalgar Studios on 1 December 2018, running until 9 February 2019.

Gordon, recently nominated for the Best Writer Award in The Stage newspaper's Debut Awards, is joined by Oliver Alvin-Wilson (Robert), Michelle Greenidge (Trudy), also nominated in the Stage Awards for Best West End Debut, Hattie Ladbury (Sophie), Rebekah Murrell (Anita) and Cecilia Noble (Aunt Maggie) who return to their celebrated NT roles, and Karl Collins (Uncle Vince) who completes the West End cast.

Directed by Roy Alexander Weise (The Mountaintop), Nine Night is designed by Rajha Shakiry, with lighting design by Paule Constable, sound design by George Dennis, movement direction by Shelley Maxwell, company voice work and dialect coaching by Hazel Holder. The resident director is Jade Lewis.

Nine Night is 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. As an actor, her work in theatre includes Red Velvet (Tricycle); The Low Road and Clubland (Royal Court); Mules and Exception and the Rule (Young Vic); Luce (Southwark Playhouse); and As You Like It (RSC).

Type of production: Play

Opened: 01 December 2018

Booking until: 09 February 2019

Running time: 1 Hours 45 Mins

Prices: £24.00 - £99.00