Nine Night

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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.

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Natasha Gordon
Roy Alexander Weise
Roy Alexander Weise
Cast list:
Franc Ashman, Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Rebekah Murrell and Cecilia Noble

Trafalgar Studio One

14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross
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Nine Night Customer reviews

Our Nine Night Review

Given the title, Nine Night, I was expecting Natasha Gordon’s play to really dig into an education of the nine nights mourning ritual; a Caribbean wake tradition that sees relatives celebrate the life of the loved ones with several nights of parties, food and drink. Instead, this play is a thoroughly engrossing family drama set to the backdrop of nine nights, while also dealing with identity... Read more

Theatre is all in the timing, and the opening night of Nine Night coincided with the resignation of the Home Secretary Amber Rudd over misrepresenting her department's immigration stance on the Windrush generation who came to Britain from the West Indies in the 50s and her replacement in the post by Sajid Javid, himself a second-generation migrant. We have become a more assimilated nation, but... Read more

Latest Nine Night News & Features

Playwright Natasha Gordon to take role in her play Nine Night 
Friday, September 7, 2018

As her play Nine Night transfers to the West End from the National Theatre, playwright Natasha Gordon is set to play a role in the production at Trafalgar Studios this winter.   Nine Night based on the Caribbean mourning tradition, which sees friends and family of the deceased gather for an extended wake period to share memories and share stories of loved ones. It centres on Gloria, a Windrush immigrant on her deathbed, and the care she gets from her daughter Lorraine, who is now based in London, and the appearance of sibling Judy from Jamaica.  

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