On the anniversary of the world premiere and the start of the third year for the London Production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre, the producers have announced that further tickets will be released for sale on 18 September 2018 for performances from 10 April to 28 July 2019. Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said: …
It’s momentous indeed to see a debut work at the National and this excellent production of Nine Night, in all the clamour for a National Theatre that actually reflects the demographics of the nation, hopefully indicates change is afoot.
It’s astonishing that the National should decide to stage a writer’s first play in the Dorfman Theatre but their confidence in the quality of Natasha Gordon’s Nine Night is justified.
Nine Night is a piece of feel-good theatre that continues the (at times, glacially slow) movement towards more diverse representation on stage and off.
London-born actress Natasha Gordon’s warmhearted play, Nine Night, now making its first appearance at the National Theatre, is as much about family, music and mourning as it is about ethnicity or migration.
It is Natasha Gordon’s mastery of the family dynamic and relationships that makes this debut play, Nine Night such a spell-binding experience.
If there’s any justice in the world, Nine Night will match the success of another Dorfman show – Beginning – by transferring into the West End to get the much wider audience it richly deserves.
Anne Washburn (she of the extraordinary Mr Burns) has fashioned this play out of eight of the stories told by The Twilight Zone and presents them as if shuffling a pack of cards.
Welcome return of last year’s American hit boxing drama, which is thrilling if a bit hard to follow.
Experimental family drama is very powerful, but its theatrical form is too complicated for its own good.