Nine Lives London Reviews and Tickets

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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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WhatsOnStage
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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