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National Theatre's Nine Night announces West End transfer

The production opened earlier this year in the Dorfman space at the National

Ricky Fearon and Cecilia Noble in Nine Night
© Helen Murray

Natasha Gordon's debut play Nine Night will transfer into the West End this winter following its run at the National Theatre earlier this year.

Directed by JMK Award-winning director Roy Alexander Weise, the piece follows a grieving family, preparing for a traditional Jamaican Nine Night wake, reuniting at a London home.

Nine Night first premiered at the Dorfman in April, with WhatsOnStage critic Matt Trueman saying "Nine Night shows how we cling to our ancestors and they, in their own way, cling to us." The original production starred Franc Ashman, Cecilia Noble, Ricky Fearon and Oliver Alvin-Wilson. Casting for the West End transfer is to be announced.

The National Theatre show has design by Rajha Shakiry, lighting design by Paule Constable, sound design by George Dennis and movement direction by Shelley Maxwell.

The production runs at Trafalgar Studios from 1 December 2018 to 9 February 2019.

Further season announcements for the National have also been announced.

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