Nine Lives London Reviews and Tickets

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About the Show

A one man show about the struggle of living in limbo while seeking asylum in the UK.

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Critic Reviews (6)

The Telegraph (UK)
October 27th, 2020

Lyrical and newly relatable portrait of an immigrant in Britain...The Bridge's monologues series comes to a gentle close with a one-man play that feels like a balm amid the roughness of current conditions.'
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October 26th, 2020

What makes Nine Lives so attractive is the way that Nyoni's muscular, flexible writing which dips between poetry and intently observed realism, conjures an entire world with a minimum of effort.'
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The Times (UK)
October 26th, 2020

Compellingly performed, but slender immigration monologue... Nyoni’s drama, barely an hour long, can’t help looking a little like an afterthought, which is a pity because Lladel Bryant gives a...compelling performance...'
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The Arts Desk
October 26th, 2020

Engaging if slim finale to ambitious solo season...Lladel Bryant communicates a restless, inquiring spirit that won't be ground down...Sparky solo play leaves you wanting yet more.'
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London Theatre
October 26th, 2020

...writer Zodwa Nyoni has created a revealing glimpse into the life of someone who is awaiting the outcome of their asylum claim. This character is brought to life thanks to Lladel Bryant’s engaging performance.'
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Time Out London
September 18th, 2020
For a previous production

It’s a stark, sparse piece that urges, above all, kindness.... Nyoni writes with a gentleness that doesn’t seem designed to provoke shock or outrage; instead it seeks to humanise Ishmael...'
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