The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing

Mon 26 - Tue 27 Oct / En Scène !

The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing

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.”
Le Monde

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
To book tickets click here

in French with English surtitles | Suitable 16+ (some strong language and themes)

Venue :
Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place, King’s Road, London SW10 ODR

nour      en-scene

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