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Yorkshire Post : Nine Lives ****

[.......] Presented as part of the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint event series, this is one of the most alarmingly relevant plays you’ll have seen in this building for a while. The nature of A Play, a Pie and a A Pint means it is able to be fleet-footed and adaptable. While I’m sure writer Zodwa Nyoni wasn’t redrafting this with less than a week to go before curtain up, the fact that the time lag from writing the play to seeing it on stage can be very short is surely an enormous help in giving it the sense of urgency shot through Nyoni’s piece. Less than a fortnight since the alarming victory of far right parties across Europe in the elections, Nine Lives sheds some ligh

A Younger Theatre : Nine Lives

If you’re a lover of plays, pies and pints, then it’s well worth popping along to the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s new aptly named ‘A Play, A Pie and A Pint’ programme, which does exactly what it says in the title: it offers audiences the chance to see some new, work-in-progress theatre while enjoying a tasty pie and a refreshing pint of your favourite drink. Originally conceived by Oran Mor in Glasgow, and now in its second season at the Playhouse, I got the opportunity to see writer Zodwa Nyoni’s Nine Lives, a monologue focusing on the life of asylum seekers in Britain today. And before I saw it, I did of course enjoy a pie and a pint. Both the food and beverage part of the programme were pr

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