a unity theatre and riksteatern co-production

Nina - a story about me and Nina Simone

Showing Tue 27 Feb - Sat 3 Mar, 7.30pm

Nina - a story about me and Nina Simone

This production ended on 03/03/2018


Backed by a brilliant band, Olivier Award-nominated actress Josette Bushell-Mingo (Disney’s The Lion King) mixes story and song as she draws together tales from the life of Nina Simone and her own extraordinary career. Touching upon the 1960s civil rights movement, the show draws into parallel the struggles of the civil rights movement today.

Nina Simone was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century. She was the consummate musical storyteller who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, and love through a magnificent body of work.

Having played to packed out audiences at London’s Young Vic and the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, we are thrilled to be presenting this acclaimed show at Keswick by our Associate Artist.

‘A searing tribute restarts Simone's revolution’
★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

‘A creative powerhouse’,
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Scotsman

‘Josette Bushell-Mingo blows the roof off with this searing look at the life of Nina Simone’,
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ TimeOut

Read more reviews here

Suitable for age 16+
Some strong language
Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Please note: there is an overnight closure on the A66 which will be in force from 10pm – 6am from Mon 19 February until 18 March, affecting traffic routes on the A66 between Keswick and Penrith. Visit our location page to find out more.

Nina - A Story About Me and Nina Simone 2018 UK Tour Trailer from Unity Theatre on Vimeo.

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