LAST FINAL WEEKS!
Winner of the Evening Standard Awards' 2018 Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright Natasha Gordon
Following a smash hit sold-out run at the National Theatre, Nine Night, Natasha Gordon’s ‘remarkable debut play’ (Evening Standard) transfers to the West End this December. Roy Alexander Weise directs this touching and exuberantly funny exploration of the rituals of family.
★★★★★ “This play is a gift. The cast delivers perfect undulations of comedy and heartache.”
‐ The Stage
What is Nine Night about?
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. Don’t miss out on this poignant production when it premieres in the West End – book tickets for Nine Night today!
Natasha Gordon’s debut play Nine Night is a touching and very funny exploration of the rituals of family. Roy Alexander Weise directs a cast including Cecilia Noble.
We throughly enjoyed Nine Night. Truly remarkable. Hope to see many more black shows and events
Thoroughly enjoyed the show. Good laughs
Wonderful show and great cast, heard lots of good things about the show. I was not disappointed.
You will not be disappointed with this show, thoroughly enjoyable very very funny. A great night out.
This play was fantastic, very well written and acted and captured the atmosphere of a Jamaican family. The flow of the play was consistent with enough laugh out loud moments that also tempered the moving moments. Really hope it comes back to London.
Very funny play with amazing actors. Left feeling like we should have seen a little more about the characters and the storyline. I think the play would have needed to be a bit longer for the characters and story to have a bit more depth.
Great performances. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very realistic and well written script. Be congrats to all the actors 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Very well written play and although nine night as a tradition is not something that I could relate to many of the other themes that were explored were. Especially the conflict about being black and British. The music was great and reminded me of growing up as did the set.
As a white guy in a mixed race marriage the stereotype's portrayed in the London/Jamaica community that have formed over many years was hilarious. We laughed and cried, great performances from everyone, but Aunt Maggie took the cream.
'Nine Night' was a very enjoyable evening. The characters and story line was very good. It was nice to see a play that I could identify with and laugh at the characters who were very similar to my family members. Definitely worth going to see.
It was a wonderful, enjoyable and funny play. I was accompanied by my workmate who is from the Indian culture we both many of laughter moments. She loved the 'one liners' which I had to explain to her. The room was full, I didn't see an empty seat, it goes to show that ethnic plays can brought to the West End and tickets will be sold. The room had a mixture of people from all walks of like and ages, that is on of London biggest asset. Being Jamaican I would have loved to have more of the kumia music and people dancing but the story was told.
So true to WI life. Both funny but thoughtful raising family issues of relationships across generations complicated by migration. Excellent writing direction & acting.
Very well performed emotional topic with elements of comedy in the right places. And real tears and snot too. Can't fault it in any way. Great acting, scene change over, music, stage set up. Captured my attention from the start and drew me in. Brilliant! Thank you.
A very good theatre production and the acting was fantastic. The issues that they cast brought into the play are very real for some Caribbean families and the traditions.
Absolutely brilliant. A mixture of sadness and humour in the heart of a Westindian house "The Kitchen". Fantastic acting by all of the cast.
Honestly such an amazing show
The acting was superb especially from the actress who played Maggie. Lots of laughter but tinged with sadness and tears.
Brilliant cast! Fantastic show that takes you through a whole range of emotions!
It was a absolute fabulous show to watch I have never laughed so much 😂🤣😘
It was an excellent funny, sad and memory provoking playing. I saw it with two friends. We are from different islands and England; all three of us find it reminiscent of our experiences. So wonderful to be seen, heard and entertained.
Love the play Nine Night, lovely acting from the actors, play was both funny and sad, thought provoking showing an insite to a Jamaican tradition. Also addressing the decision and heartbreak of many parents to leave children behind to be brought up by other family members, once traveling to the mother land? Only one slight disappointment was the choice of music playing in the background, don’t understand why Studio One/Treasure Island music was not chosen, that would have been more in keeping to Jamaican tradition- Slim Smith, John Holt, Delroy Wilson. Alton Ellis etc. The play was a way to bring Jamaican culture to different generations and other cultures, which should have included the music choices.
Humorous way of looking at the tradition nine night. No knowledge needed just watch and enjoy. Actors great especially the auntie - so true to life for us.
I thoroughly enjoyed the play it depicts a culture in true role. I was touched by the part of the sister left behind which forms a part of the culture of children left behind, by parents and wonder if there should have being a warning of parts in the story may trigger some people emotionally. Because I am sure that there may have been people leaving the theatre feeling certain emotions and not clear what its about. Yet others may connect directly with what the emotions is about. Very enjoyable apart from the emotional impact
Excellent play. Great acting, they had me totally gripped. Highly recommended and so so true to many life stories. Well done the writer and the actors.
Brilliant play. Superb acting.
I watched this play last night with my husband. We laughed loudly and were stunned by the almost perfect display of hurt, anger, rage and rejection from the big sister from Jamaica. What a powerful story. Highly recommended
I heard wonderful things about this play and I have to say that it certainly lived up to the great reviews. The play had a balance of authenticity, raw emotion and humour. I was drawn in from start to finish by exceptional actors. I was emotional at times because I could emphasise and relate (from personal experience) to most of the characters and the key message of the play. The only part that I didn’t really like was towards the end, when the characters could see and hear the spirit...I understand the point but felt it was over dramatised and it lost some of its authenticity in my view. However, overall I think Natasha Gordon has exceeded expectations. Well done.
Nine night is a must see!! Absolutely amazing. You quickly become engulfed in the story as it raises so many emotions of laughter and sadness but captures the essence of true nine night in the Jamaican culture. The actors and actresses did an amazing job of representing the many characters within family that I especially could relate to. Aunty Maggie is my favvvv- 😆
An exceptional performance by a cast and script full of courage, laughter and intensity. It brought tears to my eyes during both fits of laughter and deep reflection. A must see!
Went to see Nine Night with a friend. Had to find the entrance to the arena by ourselves and went different ways before locating it. Then had to find our seats, no one to direct you really except one attendant who was stood in the arena and a bit rushed off his feet. The script was good. The aunty was the only character who made me laugh. Other characters did in parts. Overall acting was very good. Sat in seats B10 and B11 which was a perfect view in my opinion, though cramped as not much space between seats and not much leg room. Ridiculous rule that once seated you can't leave your seat for any reason and if you do, you can't return!! So use the loo before and don't drink during the play. No interval. Play lasts 1 hour and 50 mins.
Very funny and quite emotional, many of us can relate to the show. Definitely worth seeing!
We enjoyed Nine Night but felt that the production needed a director to clean it up. Some of the characters such as Trudy was played just over the top. She needed to be pulled back a bit. The accents were at times inconsistent and it was hard to understand some of what was said.
What a funny and heart wrenching play. It captures beautifully the Jamaican culture and rituals of death; as well as the complex family dynamics from the winddrush era. A definite must see
A great deeply thought out play that was not only extremely funny, but tackled deep and controversial issues surrounding death, tribal values and religion with in the West Indian community and gave the audience food for thought. The acting was superb and they interacted well and all characters were well developed .Would definatley recommend.
Nine Night was a very entertaining show. The cast performed their roles true to Caribbean heritage. The message reflected the experience of many children left behind by mothers who went abroad to pursue a better life. The feelings of each character was displayed very well by the actors. The laughs fit in naturally and were not forced in anyway. It was an evening well spent. I would not change the message one bit. Well done to the cast and crew!!
I have never resonated with a film/play more than Nine Night. Every character and their story line represented a family member of mine to a T! The closing story line with Trudy was particularly emotional for my sister and I because my sister was Trudy. She was acting out the exact course of her life which we found incredible but also scary. All in all without giving too much away, it was a fabulous show. Massive well done to Natasha Gordon for selling out every time, she has done an incredible job. The cast were absolutely phenomenal and did their roles the upmost justice. I wish everyone involved the most success. High recommended!
A riot night of laughter though taping into a sensetive subject and a different culture. Very entertaining!!!
A beautifully written play, with a fantastic cast. Laughed and cried several times. Would recommend to anyone
I really enjoyed the play.. It was funny and a couple of the characters really made me laugh.. Great fun when meeting up with friends..
Extremely well written, a true reflection of a Jamaican Nine Night and I think it's a tradition we should preserve. It hit on some difficult topics, that we all know sometimes gets swept under the carpet but we know are there. Fantastic cast, I'd definitely recommend it to friends and family..............please let's see some more!!!
I missed the showed due to unforseen circumstances on my way to the theatre. I will have to book again. My friend who made the show without me said it was good and worth seeing. Based on my friend feed back i am able to give the following review.
A wonderful play. Took me back on how we celebrated the life of our deceased. Well recommended.
I thoroughly enjoyed the show. The characters and their circumstances were very relatable. A very funny yet poignant play. A group of four of us went and we each took something away from the show. I must go and see it again 😊
Was an excellent night out was my second time watching Nine Night still so amazing I took my friend for her birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed herself Well done
Fantastic perfomence and most ejoyable.
ASplendid play had us laughing and crying throughout. Told the family and hopefully they will be coming to see it before 23/2 Keep up the good work as it brought home so much to us. Thank you and big Congratulations Natasha.
Very dramatic and enjoyable in the latter part. First part could have been more lively, Using the word fu..... was absolutely unnecessary, the loud playing of the music was unnecessary - listening to it in the background was ok Overall enjoyable compared to some shows I saw recently.
The performance was more than I expected in terms of replicating the tradition as I know it to be. Well done to the performers. To my mind, it was money well spent. Thank you to ALL!
I enjoyed Nine Night in the end a little bit of a boring start, and then really enjoyed it, the cast all very good
14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY
No refunds are available after purchase.
1 hour and 45 mins, no interval.
Suitable For Children
No age restrictions beyond house rules.
When Can I Go
Saturday 1st December 7.30pm - Saturday 23rd February 7.30pm.
Where Do I Go
3 11 12 24 53 77a 88 91 139 159 453
Charing Cross and Embankment (Northern and Bakerloo) are within 5 minutes walk of the theatre