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Josette Bushell-Mingo stands on stage with a mic on a stand under a spotlight with her right arm raised in front of a faded portrait on Nina Simone on a backdrop


A story about me & Nina Simone

Devised by Josette Bushell-Mingo and Dritëro Kasapi
Direction Dritëro Kasapi

A Unity Theatre and Riksteatern co-production, with Young Vic

Monday - Saturday: 7.45pm

£20, £25

Previews: (19 - 20 Jul) £10

The Maria

"A searing tribute restarts Simone's revolution" 

The Guardian

Backed by a brilliant band, Josette Bushell-Mingo mixes story and song as she draws together tales from the life of Nina Simone, her own extraordinary career and the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Cast and Creatives

Direction Dritëro Kasapi | Design Rosa Maggiora | Light Matt Haskins | Musical Direction Shapor Bastansiar | Dramaturgy Christina Anderson 

With Josette Bushell-Mingo 

Direction Dritëro Kasapi 

Design Rosa Maggiora

Light Matt Haskins

Musical Direction Shapor Bastansiar 

Dramaturgy Christina Anderson 


Josette Bushell-Mingo 


Josette Bushell-Mingo talks to The Observer about the danger, decadence – and rage – of Nina Simone. Read her interview here.

Nina – A Story About Me and Nina Simone by Josette Bushell-Mingo is part of our 2017 season. Read more on The Guardian.

Nina – A Story About Me and Nina Simone among highlights at the Young Vic this year. Read more about our 2017 season on The Evening Standard.

The Young Vic's Maria theatre will host Nina - a story about me and Nina Simone in July. Read more on What's On Stage.

Josette Bushell-Mingo will star in Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone, in the Maria theatre. Read more about the Young Vic's 2017 season on The Stage.

Nina Simone takes centre stage at the Young Vic in July. Read about our 2017 season on Theatre.London.

Official Theatre London has news of the Young Vic's new season including Nina - A Story About Me And Nina Simone created and performed by Josette Bushell-Mingo.

Captioned performance
24 Jul, 7.45pm

Audio described performance
26 Jul, 7.45pm

British Sign Language performance
28 Jul, 7.45pm

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