Nine Lives

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‘Some of us wanted to belong.’

Ishmael has fled from his home in Zimbabwe, where a fresh wave of homophobia threatens his life. In Leeds is the prospect of sanctuary, and of a new life among strangers. But will those strangers accept him? The clock is ticking, and his fate is being decided… can Ishmael find a place to call home again?

This gripping new play from Zodwa Nyoni (Channel 4 Writer in Residence 2014) threads together humour and humanity to tell the real personal story behind asylum headlines.

Following an acclaimed debut at West Yorkshire Playhouse and a run at London’s Arcola Theatre Nine Lives now heads out on it’s second tour.

Former West Yorkshire Playhouse Associate Director Alex Chisholm directs Lladel Bryant, UK Young Citizen of the Year in 2006 and the co-founder of Chicken Shop Shakespeare.

‘Affecting and direct.’ The Guardian

‘Compassionate and engaging.’ The Stage

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue
27/09/2016 - 27/09/2016 7.45pm Stratford Circus Arts Centre
28/09/2016 - 28/09/2016 7.30pm The Place Bedford
29/09/2016 - 29/09/2016 7.30pm Old Fire Station, Oxford
30/09/2016 - 30/09/2016 7.45pm Key Theatre Peterborough
02/10/2016 - 02/10/2016 7.30pm Marlborough Theatre
21/11/2016 - 21/11/2016 8pm Sheringham Little Theatre
22/11/2016 - 22/11/2016 7.30pm The Corn Hall
24/11/2016 - 24/11/2016 7.30pm Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
25/11/2016 - 25/11/2016 7.30pm
30/11/2016 - 30/11/2016 7.30pm The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre.
02/12/2016 - 02/12/2016 8pm Bridport Arts Centre
01/12/2016 - 01/12/2016 19:30 - 20:30 The Stage Door