The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing written and performed by Darina Al-Joundi at Chelsea Theatre
“I’ve been waiting for you so I can tell you this story, my story, a true story” Darina Al-Joundi
Following sell-out runs in Avignon, Paris and Boston, the Institut français & Nour Festival are pleased to present the internationally acclaimed The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing this October at the Chelsea Theatre for only two performances.
This autobiographical one-hander is a deeply moving, powerful and harrowing personal account of Darina Al-Joundi’s experiences growing up in Lebanon during the 1970s. Told unapologetically and with great humour, Darina’s story has captivated audiences around the world, shining a light on the daily atrocities experienced by civilians living through war, and the on-going struggle for female emancipation in the Middle East.
“a feisty narrative that is wickedly funny…” Financial Times
“ …A story that flows like a surging river. The exceptional character that is Darina Al Joundi will bring you to tears.”
Presented by the Nour Festival and the Institut Français, as part of En Scène !
Mon 26 Oct, 7.30pm, followed by a Q&A with Darina Al-Joundi and Dr Helen Vassallo (University of Exeter)
Tue 27 Oct, 7.30pm
£19 Full price | £14.50 Concessions
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in French with English surtitles | Suitable 16+ (some strong language and themes)
Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place, King’s Road, London SW10 ODR
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