Nina - A Story About Me and Nina Simone


Organizer: Theatre by the Lake

Name: Theatre by the Lake

Phone: 017687 74411




Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5DJ

Price Notes

£25, £22, £18, £10


From M6 jct 40 and follow A66 towards Keswick, follow brown signs to Theatre and Lakeside. On foot the theatre is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Keswick.


Backed by a brilliant band, Olivier Award-nominated actress Josette Bushell-Mingo (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. Touching upon the 1960’s civil rights movement, and drawing into parallel the struggles of the civil rights movement today. Nina Simone was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century. She was the consummate musical storyteller who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, and love through a magnificent body of work. Having played to packed out audiences at London’s Young Vic and the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, we are thrilled to be presenting this acclaimed show at Keswick by our Associate Artist. ‘A searing tribute restarts Simone's revolution’ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian ‘A creative powerhouse’, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Scotsman ‘Josette Bushell-Mingo blows the roof off with this searing look at the life of Nina Simone’, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ TimeOut Suitable for age 16+ Some strong language

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
27/02/2018 27/02/2018 7.30pm
28/02/2018 28/02/2018 7.30pm
02/03/2018 02/03/2018 7.30pm
03/03/2018 03/03/2018 7.30pm