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Nine Night

a new play by Natasha Gordon

21 April to 26 May 2018
Running Time: Approx. 1 hour 45 mins no interval

Nine Night

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.

Nine Night transfered to the West End from 1 December 2018 to 9 February 2019. Find out more on our Nine Night at Trafalgar Studios show page


Free Exhibition

To coincide with the opening of Natasha Gordon’s new play, Nine Night, in the Dorfman Theatre, the National Theatre presented How Great Thou Art – 50 Years of African Caribbean Funerals in London, an exhibition of photographs taken by Charlie Phillips.
Wolfson Gallery, until Sat 7 July 2018

5 star rating

Remarkable. Captures the humour of everyday life.

Evening Standard
5 star rating

This play is a gift. The cast delivers perfect undulations of comedy and heartache.

The Stage
4 star rating

Intense, moving. Knife-edge power.

Time Out
4 star rating

Exuberantly funny.

4 star rating

Funny. Heartbreaking. Michelle Greenidge owns the stage. Cecilia Noble is a force of nature.

The Times
4 star rating

A production to cherish. Noble's performance is worth the ticket price alone.

Daily Mail

Nine Night | Production Gallery


Nine Night | What is Nine Night about?

The cast of Nine Night tell us about the show.

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Natasha Gorden Nine Night playwright

Nine Night | Rehearsal Gallery

Roy Alexander Weise Nine Night Director

Production team

Nine Night Photography by Sorted

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