Black Theatre Live


Nina - a story about me & Nina Simone

Unity Theatre and Riksteatern (Sweden) in association with Young Vic

Starring Josette Bushell-Mingo as Nina Simone

Backed by a brilliant band, Olivier Award-nominated actress Josette Bushell-Mingo (Disney’s The Lion King) mixes story and song as she draws together tales from Nina Simone's life and her own extraordinary career. Touching upon the 1960s civil rights movement and drawing into parallel the struggles of the civil rights movement today. Nina Simone was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century. She was the consummate musical storyteller who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment and love through a magnificent body of work.

Featuring Nina Simone’s iconic songs, accompanied by a live band.  This new play is performed by Olivier award-nominee and Unity patron Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE.