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Nina - a story about me & Nina Simone

Unity Theatre and Riksteatern (Sweden) in association with Young Vic

Josette Bushell-Mingo’s powerful connection to legendary artist and activist Nina Simone, performed with an exceptional live band.

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

Featuring Nina Simone’s iconic songs, accompanied by a live band.  This new play is performed by Olivier award-nominee and Unity patron Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE.

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