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Nine Lives 

Friday 25th September 7.30pm | Taliesin

Written by Zodwa Nyoni

Performed by Lladel Bryant

Directed by Alex Chisholm

Presented by Leeds Studio in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse

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 stories behind asylum headlines.

“..the wit of the writing and lightness of the playing style gives the play its depth” THE HERALD.

“Nine Lives sheds some light on the reality of being an asylum seeker in modern Britain. Turns out it isn’t huge flat screen TVs and cooking the Queen’s swans. Who knew?” NICK AHAD, THE YORKSHIRE POST

Friday 25 September 7.30pm

Ticket Prices

  • Full price: £ 10
  • Under 18's: £ 8
  • Full time students: £ 8
  • Senior Citizens: £ 8
  • Other Concessions: £ 8

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Nine Lives