Unity Theatre’s sell out co-production comes to The Arts Centre!
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
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Searing tribute restarts Simone’s revolution” The Guardian
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Quite simply, outstanding theatre”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Bushell-Mingo is remarkable” Liverpool Arts Scene
“A thrilling, sometimes spine-tingling experience… catch it while you can.”
British Theatre Guide
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (No interval)
Suitable for age 16 years plus
Some strong language
Tickets: £20 / £18 concessions / £5 EHU Students
SAVE MONEY: Group bookings: for every block of ten tickets booked, you get 11th ticket free! Contact the Box Office on 01695 584480
Part of Black History Month 2018