We can't all be lucky enough to stroll the Royal Mile and see the plethora of shows on offer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every year, but fear not, we've put together a handy guide of some of the shows previewing in London this summer. Edinburgh photo credit: Hamish Irvine (Flickr) Nassim Bush Theatre - 25th to 29th July
Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone
Josette Bushell-Mingo’s powerful connection to legendary artist and activist Nina Simone, performed with a live band. A searing and soulful theatre piece inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone. Taking in the singer’s political acts as part of the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s America as well as the struggles in her personal life, Josette Bushell-Mingo finds a parallel with the persisting inequality in today’s society, and questions how far we’ve really come. Versions of some of Nina Simone’s best-loved songs combine with a clear provocation in a production directed by Dritëro Kasapi, with dramaturgy by Christina Anderson.
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