Natasha Gordon's

Nine Night

Show details

Written by
Natasha Gordon

Directed by
Jade Lewis

Designed by
Niall McKeever

Lighting design by
Luca Panetta

Sound design by
Maria Dedio

Venue
Carne Studio Theatre

Tickets
£14 (£7 concessions)*

Dates
4 - 8 April

Show cancellation: 

In order to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 and to safeguard our audiences, students and staff, visitors and the artists with whom we work, we have made the decision to cancel all public performances. 

If you are a ticket holder for Nine Night, our box office team will contact you directly to agree on how you would like your account to be credited. You can do any of the following: 

  • Turn your ticket into a donation to support us during this uncertain time.  

  • Use your credit to purchase tickets to a future performance at LAMDA.  

  • Claim a full refund to your original method of payment. 

If the closure period is extended, we will be in touch with bookers for future performances in good time, and we’ll also post updates to our website and social media channels. 

About the show

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 deeply moving and wickedly funny exploration of the rituals of family.

Jade Lewis was a Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director at the Young Vic. She was a Creative Associate at The Gate Theatre and one of Ovalhouse’s Emerging Artist team. She has also directed and assisted on community projects for Southwark Playhouse, Southbank Centre, Company 3 and The Young Vic.

Her director credits include Extinguished Things (Summerhall/Adelaide Fringe); Quarter Life Crisis (Underbelly/Soho Theatre); On the Edge of Me (Soho Theatre/Rich Mix).  As an assistant director, her credits include: Nine Night (National Theatre/Trafalgar Studios); The Convert, Iphigenia Quartet (Gate Theatre); a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) (the Royal Court Theatre), Madness Sweet Madness (Martin Harris, Manchester/Lantern, Liverpool); Venus/Mars (Old Red Lion/Bush Theatre).

Natasha Gordon is an award-winning writer and actor born in London, of Jamaican descent.  Her debut play, Nine Night, enjoyed a stunning sold-out run at the National in April 2018 before transferring to Trafalgar Studios, making her the first black British female playwright to be produced in the West End.  In recognition of the play’s overwhelming success Natasha won the Charles Wintour Award for most promising playwright at the 2018 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

As a performer, her stage credits include; Nine Night at Trafalgar Studios, Red Velvet at the Tricycle Theatre, The Low Road and Clubland at the Royal Court Theatre, Mules at the Young Vic and As You Like It at the RSC.  Film and TV includes; Dough, Line of Duty, Class, and Danny and the Human Zoo.​​​​​​

This production contains strong language, mimed violence, themes of death and grief. For more information please speak to a member of staff.

Cast

Robert
Ahmed Elhaj

Lorraine
Leanne Henlon

Trudy 
Selina Jones

Uncle Vince
Joshua Merara

Aunt Maggie
Olivia Nakintu

Anita
Ozioma Whenu

Sophie
Laura Woodhouse

Creative Team

Production Team

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