Nine Lives is the second play from Zimbabwe born playwright Zodwa Nyoni. It concerns the journey of a young gay African man who is seeking asylum in the UK. The young man, Ishmael, lives out of a suitcase. As he struggles to convince the government of his need for asylum, he comes to see the UK as a cold, aloof and heartless place. Until he meets a young woman from the wrong side of the tracks. A single mother with a low-paying job, she represents for him a lifeline to the future. But how can their friendship ever be what each needs it to be? When it premiered in 2016, the press said “This is a snapshot, but it’s a truthful one and suggests that Nyoni, is a playwright well worth watching.”
NOTE: 30 tickets will be available for each live performance. We will also sell livestreaming tickets for each date’s performance.