Nina - a story about me and Nina Simone

Sat 15 - Sat 29 October 2016

Autumn 2016 | World Premiere

** SHOW SOLD OUT - returns only **

Nina Simone.

Singer, activist, legend, inspiration.

Join us this October for the music theatre event of the season, the World Premiere of Nina - a story about me and Nina Simone.

Unity Theatre patron and Olivier Award Nominee Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE reflects on the iconic life of one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, creating a theatrical explosion about life beyond the limit.

Touching upon the 1960’s Civil Rights movement, Nina’s struggles as well as her own personal challenges, Josette uses text, music and song to take audiences deep into the hopes, dreams, sorrows and successes of both herself and the incomparable Nina - a consummate story teller who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment and love through a magnificent body of work.

Nina - a story about me and Nina Simone celebrates how Nina changed the world and in turn, changed us all.

A Unity Theatre and Riksteatern (Sweden) production directed by Dritëro Kasapi






Performance schedule

October              
  Time Price Band Middle Seats Sides & Back Row Availability Schools Notes
               
  Sat 15 8pm Preview £12
£12 Conc
£12
£12 Conc
Sold Out - -
  Tue 18 8pm    £12
£12 Conc
£12
£12 Conc
Sold Out - -
               
  Wed 19 8pm  B £18
£16 Conc
£16
£15 Conc
Sold Out £10  
  Thu 20 8pm  B £18
£16 Conc
£16
£15 Conc
Sold Out £10 BSL Interpreted Perofrmance
  Fri 21 8pm A £20
£19 Conc
£18
£17 Conc
Sold Out n/a  
  Sat 22 8pm A £20
£19 Conc
£18
£17 Conc
Sold Out n/a  
               
  Mon 24 8pm B £18
£16 Conc
£16
£15 Conc
Sold Out £10  
  Tue 25 8pm B £18
£16 Conc
£16
£15 Conc
Sold Out £10  
  Wed 26 8pm  A £20
£19 Conc 
£18
£17 Conc
Sold Out n/a BSL Interpreted Performance
  Thu 27 8pm A £20
£19 Conc 
£18
£17 Conc
Sold Out n/a  
  Fri 28 8pm A £20
£19 Conc
£18
£17 Conc
Sold Out n/a  
  Sat 29 8pm A £20
£19 Conc
£18
£17 Conc
Sold Out n/a  

Special Early Booking Offer!
All tickets for all shows £15* if booked before 31st August!
(except Preview Sat 15, Preview Tue 18, Fri 28 and Sat 29 Oct)

Schools Offer
£10 on all designated performances plus 1 teacher free in 10

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.


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


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show details

Dates: Sat 15 - Sat 29 Oct
Times: 8pm
Running time: TBC
Prices: from £15 (Early Bird Offer - before 31st Aug!)
Schools Ticket Price: £10
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage

Venue: Unity One

Coming to see Nina?

Come early and catch one of these great supporting shows:

Jamal Harewood: Words
Jamal Harewood: Words

Tue 25 Oct | 6pm

Labels
Labels

Wed 26 Oct | 6pm

Call & Resonse - A reaction to Nina
Call and Response - A Reaction to Nina
Fri 28 - Sat 29 Oct | 6pm