Nina – A Story About Me and Nina Simone

5th Oct 2018 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Thursday 4th October 7:30pm
Friday 5th October 7:30pm

The Unity Theatre and Riksteatern present
Nina – A Story About Me and Nina Simone

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

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “…intensely personal and could not be performed by anyone else”
Upstaged Manchester

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Bushell-Mingo is remarkable” Liverpool Arts Scene

“A thrilling, sometimes spine-tingling experience… catch it while you can.”
British Theatre Guide

Tickets: £20 / £18 concessions / £5 for 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