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Following a smash-hit, sold-out run at the National Theatre, Natasha Gordon’s critically-acclaimed debut play Nine Night transfers to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios. Playing at the London venue for a strictly limited season, the remarkably touching play is a hugely funny exploration of a family celebrating the traditions of a Jamaican Nine Night Wake.

Gloria is very unwell, and when the time comes for her to pass on, it’s also time for a traditional wake. With Gloria’s relatives and friends all arriving to celebrate her life, a party that lasts for an entire week will always be a test. Examining the rituals of family, Nine Night brings to life stories and music from an endless parade of mourners.

For the West End transfer, writer Natasha Gordon will play the role of Lorraine. She is joined by original cast members Michelle Greenridge (Trudy), Oliver Alvin-Wilson (Robert), Hattie Ladbury (Sophie), Rebekah Murrell (Anita) and Cecilia Noble (Aunt Maggie). Karl Collins joins the cast in the role of Uncle Vince.

Nine Night is directed by Roy Alexander Weise, whose credits include The Mountaintop, Heretic Voices and Jekyll and Hyde. The production also features design by Rajha Shakiry, lighting design by Paule Constable and sound design by George Dennis, with movement direction by Shelley Maxwell.

Since the National Theatre run, Gordon has been nominated for the prestigious Best Writer Award in The Stage newspaper's 'Debut Awards'. Cast member Greenridge has been nominated for Best West End Debut.

An extraordinary play about grief, tradition and a confliction with contemporary life, Nine Night is Natasha Gordon’s brand new, debut play that has earned praise from audiences and critics alike. Playing a strictly limited season at London’s Trafalgar Studios, the production runs from 1 December 2018 to 9 February 2019, with an official opening on 6 December 2018.

Child Friendly?

Nine Night is suitable for those aged 12 and above.

Seating Tips

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