By Natasha Gordon
Directed by Roy Alexander Weise
Starring Oliver Alvin-Wilson (Robert) Natasha Gordon (Lorraine) Michelle Greenidge (Trudy) Hattie Ladbury (Sophie) Rebekah Murrell (Anita) Cecilia Noble (Aunt Maggie) Karl Collins (Uncle Vince)
‘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.