Nine Night

Nine Night

4.5 (14) · New Writing

Family, food, music and mourning.

“Following a sold-out & critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre back in May, this show was destined for a transfer. Set at a traditional Jamaican wake, this show is hilarious, moving and simply not to be missed.”


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.

Critic reviews

Natasha Gordon’s intense, moving debut play set at a Jamaican wake

Time Out

Impressive debut play

The Guardian

Buzzes with comic energy

The Independent

This play is a gift, and you’d do well to go and receive it

The Stage

Natasha Gordon makes West End history with punchy, poignant family drama

Evening Standard

Gordon’s drama is wholesome, humane and hilarious – particularly to those of West Indian heritage – and the cast are excellent in their roles

The Upcoming

Nine Night is an important story of unity that we can all learn a thing or two from

A Younger Theatre

Shouldn't this play have spent longer at the National Theatre?

The Telegraph

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 1 Dec - Sat 23 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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