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National Theatre's Nine Night transfers to the West End

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING its success at the National Theatre, Natasha Gordon’s debut play, Nine Night, is transferring to the West End – to Trafalgar Studios where it runs from December 1, 2018 to February 23, 2019.

Roy Alexander Weise directs what is described as a touching and exuberantly funny exploration of the rituals of family.

Gloria is gravely sick. When her time comes, the celebration begins; the traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake – nine nights of music, food, sharing stories and an endless parade of mourners. But for Gloria’s children and grandchildren, marking her death with a party that lasts over a week is a test.

Nine Night is designed by Rajha Shakiry, with lighting by Paule Constable, sound by George Dennis and movement direction by Shelley Maxwell.

Casting for the West End transfer has not yet been announced.

Also at Trafalgar Studios: Tracy Letts’ blackly comic thriller Killer Joe, starring Orlando Bloom (until August 18); Steven Dietz’s Lonely Planet (until July 7); and Buckland Theatre Company’s Two For The Seesaw ( July 12 to August 4, 2018).