A searing and soulful theatre piece, inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone. Olivier Award nominee Josette Bushell- Mingo (Rafiki – 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.
16+ | Performance contains strong language
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 finds a parallel with the persisting inequality in today’s society and questions how far we’ve really come.
Performed with an exceptional live band, this production peels back the layers of Nina’s songs, which are still as powerful and relevant in today’s society as when they were first written.
POST SHOW DISCUSSION
Fri 19 Oct – Belfast International Arts Festival Artistic Director, Richard Wakely in conversation with Josette Bushell-Mingo.
Part of Belfast International Arts Festival.