“Three things you don’t mess with when it comes to Jamaicans. Their money, their food and their traditions.”
A Tower Theatre production
Directed by Emilia Teglia
15 – 25 June
18 & 25 June
Socially distanced performance
Special Windrush celebration events
18 & 22 June
Tower Theatre 16 Northwold Rd, London N16 7HR
When Gloria’s time comes, the traditional Nine Night rituals begins. With food, drinks, music, laughter and memories, the people in her life come together across generations and continents to celebrate her. But nine nights of party don’t ease the complexities of this family’s dynamics.
Natasha Gordon’s debut play has been described as “a touching and very funny exploration of the rituals of family.” Intrinsically specific in its cultural references to Jamaican traditions, it touches on universal experiences of families dealing with death and talks about grief, love, exposed secrets and greed. Nine Night is also a play about migrants’ eternal struggle to define themselves.
It enjoyed a stunning sold-out run at the National Theatre in April 2018 before transferring to Trafalgar Studios, making Natasha Gordon the first black British female playwright to be produced in the West End.
Enjoy a Caribbean tea and engage in a post-performance workshop talking about experience of Caribbean traditions. The workshop is filmed.
Saturday 18 June
FREE – booking essential (limited places) for Caribbean participants aged under 25 or over 60 attending the matinée performance.
For bookings and information email firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a ball at the Caribbean workshop on 18th June! Have a look at the wonderful pictures by Paul Grieve.
Jamaican-themed evening with music and Caribbean buffet.
Wednesday 22 June
FREE to audience attending the performance.
Led by Odd Eyes Theatre in collaboration with Immediate Theatre and Tower Theatre.
Supported with funding under the Windrush Day Grant Scheme through the DLUHC (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities).