Nina - A Story About Me and Nina Simone

Sat 17 - Sat 24 March 2018

Spring 2018 | Major UK Tour
** ONLY 5 Performances - book your tickets now!

★★★★
Time Out
★★★★
The Stage
★★★★
The Times
★★★★
What's On Stage 



Unity Theatre's sell out co-production returns! 

Josette Bushell-Mingo’s powerful connection to legendary artist and activist Nina Simone, performed with an exceptional live band.

A searing and soulful theatre piece inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone. Taking in the singer’s political acts as part of the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s America as well as the struggles in her personal life, Josette Bushell-Mingo finds a parallel with the persisting inequality in today’s society, and questions how far we’ve really come. 

Versions of some of Nina Simone’s best-loved songs combine with a clear provocation in this production directed by Dritëro Kasapi, with dramaturgy by Christina Anderson.  Design and costume is by Rosa Maggiora, musical direction by Shapor Bastansiar, light by Matt Haskins, video by Dritëro Kasapi.

A Unity Theatre and Riksteatern (Sweden) co-production with the Young Vic.
Directed by Dritëro Kasapi






Performance schedule

March              
  Time Middle Seats Seat Sides Back Row Availability Schools Notes
               
  Sat 17 8pm £25
£20 Conc
£25
£20 Conc
£25
£20 Conc
Book Soon! n/a -
               
  Tue 20 8pm £20
£18 Conc
£16
£14 Conc
£18
£16 Conc
Book Soon! £10 -
  Wed 21 - - - - - - -
  Thu 22 8pm  £25
£20 Conc
£20
£18 Conc
£25
£20 Conc
Book Soon! £10 -
  Fri 23 8pm £25
£20 Conc
£25
£20 Conc
£25
£20 Conc
Book Soon! n/a -
  Sat 24 8pm £25
£20 Conc
£25
£20 Conc
£25
£20 Conc
Book Soon! n/a -
               


Schools Offer
£10 on all designated performances

For All Schools Bookings: Please contact Unity's box office on 0151 709 4988 or email tickets@unitytheatre.co.uk to make a reservation

BSL Interperated performance
Tickets are held for BSL users at BSL Interperated performances. To book please email tickets@unitytheatre.co.uk to activate a BSL account where held tickets may be accessed from our website.  BSL dates will be announced shortly.


Video

A preview sharing from the first R&D phase of Nina - a story about me and Nina Simone*


* - not actual show footage

Creative

Concept: Josette Bushell-Mingo
Devised by Josette Bushell-Mingo and Dritëro Kasapi
Directed by Dritëro Kasapi
Dramaturgy Christina Anderson
Design/costume by Rosa Maggiora
Musical Director Shapor Bastansiar
Assistant Director Rio Matchett
Lighting Designer Matt Haskins
Production Manager Magnus Stage Lind
Prompt Maud Forsman
British Sign Language Interpreter Kate Labno

Drums Shaney Forbes
Bass Jair-Rohm Parker Wells
Piano Shapor Bastansiar


Reviews

"Searing"
Ben Brantley, New York Times

★★★★
Time Out | review by Caroline McGinn here >>

★★★★
The Stage | review by Neil Norman here >>

★★★★
The Times | review by Kate Maltby here >>

★★★★
What's On Stage | review by Nathaniel McKenzie here >>

★★★
The Telegraph | review by Claire Allfree here >>

British Theatre Guide | review by Philip Fisher here >>

show details

Dates: Sat 17 - Sat 24 Mar 2018
Times: 8pm
Running time: TBC
Prices: various (see table)
Early Bird: All tickets £15 for opening night - book before 1 Sep* (*-discount applied at checkout)
Schools Ticket Price: £10
Charges: £1 postage

Venue: Unity One