Nine Night by Natasha Gordon
National Theatre, Dorfman, 2018
Director: Roy Alexander Weise
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: George Dennis
Movement Director: Shelley Maxwell
Photography: Helen Murray and Rajha Shakiry
Cast includes: Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Franc Ashman, Ricky Fearon,
Michelle Greenidge, Hattie Ladbury, Rebekah Murrell and Cecilia Noble.
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.
‘ The level of attention to detail in the design is incredible’ The Stage, Jennifer-Jane Benjamin, May 1,
‘ Rajha Shakiry’s fully-functional- kitchen set is a masterpiece‘ London Theatre1, Peter Yates, May 3, 2018
‘Instantly, the set design by Rajha Shakiry sets the bar, that what lies ahead is a production that has taken authenticity seriously.
I may as well have been sitting in the kitchen of one of my elder family members; such was the microscopic attention to detail.’ Afridiziak, Sophia Jackson, May 15, 2018
Evening Standard ★★★★★
The Stage ★★★★★
The Independent ★★★★
The Guardian ★★★★
The Times ★★★★
Time Out ★★★★
Daily Mail ★★★★