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.

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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Our Nine Night Review

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.  

National Theatre
New season announced at the National Theatre for 2018/19
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A new season has been announced at the National Theatre, including the return of director Peter Brook to the theatre after half a century, and a new play by David Hare. Brook will direct The Prisoner, which he has written and will co-direct with his long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne form September. Running in the Dorfman, the play asks questions of the justice system, and features a cast including Hiran Abeysekera, Hervé Goffings, Omar Silva, Kalieaswari Srinivasan and Donald Sumpter. It runs from 12th September.

National Theatre’s Nine Night to transfer to the West End
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The National Theatre’s production of Nine Night, Natasha Gordon’s debut play, is set to transfer to the West End later this year following a sell-out run in the Dorfman earlier this year. Gordon’s play explores the rituals of family, and gets its name from the Caribbean wake period that lasts several days in which family gather at the home of the deceased and share condolences. The piece is set in Jamaica and follows the children of the recently deceased Gloria, as they embark on nine nights of rum, food and stories with family and friends who have gathered.

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