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 intense, moving debut play set at a Jamaican wake
Impressive debut play
Buzzes with comic energy
This play is a gift, and you’d do well to go and receive it
Natasha Gordon makes West End history with punchy, poignant family drama
Gordon’s drama is wholesome, humane and hilarious – particularly to those of West Indian heritage – and the cast are excellent in their roles
Nine Night is an important story of unity that we can all learn a thing or two from
Shouldn't this play have spent longer at the National Theatre?