Nine Lives by Zodwa Nyoni
National Tour
Until Jan 2016

Nine Lives by Zodwa Nyoni  Nine Lives by Zodwa Nyoni

Presented by Leeds Studio in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse

Performed by Lladel Bryant

Directed by Alex Chisholm

Nine Lives Trailer Final

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Fleeing from his home in Zimbabwe where a fresh wave of homophobia threatens his life, Ishmael has sought sanctuary in the UK.

Dispersed to Leeds, Ishmael waits to hear his fate, he waits for a new life to begin amongst strangers. Strangers who don’t trust him and don’t want him there. But not everyone is bad… can he find a place to call home again?

Some of us wanted to stop being afraid.
Some of us wanted to find ourselves.
Some of us wanted to belong.

Zodwa Nyoni (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Channel 4 Writer in Residence 2014) threads together humour and humanity to tell the real personal story behind asylum headlines.

National Tour Schedule

21 June 2015
Hub Leeds

26 June 2015
Sola Refugee Arts Fest, Liverpool

27-28 June 2015
Theatre Deli, Sheffield

01 July 2015
Hebden Bridge Festival, Hebden Bridge

27 July 2015
Chapel FM, Leeds

25 September 2015
Taliesin, Swansea

26 September 2015
Wakefield Lit Festival, Wakefield

28-29 September 2015
Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

12 October 2015
The Bikeshed Exeter, Exeter

17 October 2015
Trinity Bristol, Bristol

23 October 2015
The Cube, Malvern

06 November 2015
Upstairs at Western, Leicester

12 November 2015
Cast, Doncaster

16 November 2015
Waterside Arts Centre, Trafford

19 November 2015
Arc Stockton, Stockton on Tees

10 December 2015
Brighton, Brighton

January 2016
Arcola, London

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