Josette Bushell-Mingo’s powerful connection to legendary artist and activist Nina Simone, performed with an exceptional live band. This Unity Theatre sell-out show comes to the Arts Centre at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk.
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.
“Searing tribute restarts Simone’s revolution”
The Guardian 4 STARS
“Quite simply, outstanding theatre”
Purple Revolver 5 STARS
“Bushell-Mingo is remarkable”
Liverpool Arts Scene 5 STARS
Tickets: £20 / £18 concessions / £5 EHU students
Tickets can be purchased online or via the box office on 01695 584480
No extra booking charges. Free parking.