Yes its totally true- this December you can see a Unity produced show in Liverpool, Stockholm, Manchester and Kendal.
There’s The Jungle Book in Liverpool. Once again we are working with Action Transport and LIPA to bring to life Mowgli travels through the Indian jungle in search of his rightful place in the world. As with Princess and the Pea and Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf you can expect a show filled with music, dance and song. But do hurry and book – the show is selling fast already!
Over in Stockholm our co-production with Riksteatern Nina a story about me and Nina Simone is transfering to Sweden’s National Theatre – Kulturehaus at Stadsteatern.
‘Josette Bushell-Mingo brilliantly channels both Nina Simone’s musicianship and anger at racism’
Joyce McMillan – The Scotsman
‘With a performance like Bushell-Mingo’s, you really feel you are lucky to be in the room.’
Emily Jane Kerr – BroadwayBaby.com
‘Josette Bushell-Mingo blows the roof off with this searing look at the life of Nina Simone’
Caroline McGinn – Time Out London
“Searing tribute restarts Simone’s revolution”
Lyn Gardner – The Guardian
‘Bushell-Mingo inhabits instinctively the union of joy and protest in Simone’s sound’
Kate Maltby – The Times
‘Josette Bushell-Mingo’s searing one-woman show pushes the boundaries of theatre’
Neil Norman – The Stage
‘Nina’s a protest as much as a performance.’
Matt Trueman – WhatsOnStage
Performances run from 20 December to the 14 January.
If you cant get to Stockholm then do catch the show as it tours the Uk in Spring visiting the Lowry, Exeter Northcott, Leicester Curve, Ipswich New Wolsey, RWCMD Cardiff, Birmingham Rep, Theatre by the Lake, Hull Truck Theatre and Liverpool Unity Theatre.
**** Perfectly formed …recaptures the art of sharing folktales by the fireside – The Stage
**** A howling success, the true meaning of Christmas theatre – Liverpool Sound and Vision
And here’s the trailer and just some of the reviews from Little Red when it opened at Unity last year..
Or of course you can look back at my ‘buzz blog’ (it really is a very special show!). And if you can’t see it again in Manchester or Kendal, fear not it too is out on tour in Spring visiting Unity, RWCMD Cardiff, Ellesmere Port, Theatre Clwyd, Burnley Youth Theatre, Citadel St Helens and The Egg, Bath.
There really is no excuse for not seeing a Unity show this festive season!