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A fresh, new, original play has Stockton’s ARC venue as its home for one night only on Thursday 19th November. The play, which tackles big issues present in this country and the world today, has been receiving high praise for its glimpse at real social difficulties.

Written by Zodwa Nyoni, Nine Lives is an honest and personal tale of what goes on behind some of the asylum headlines, weaving together a story that touches on both the humourous and darker moments that bring out real humanity. The play is all about Ishmael, a character brought to life by actor Lladel Bryant, and his experiences after fleeing from his home in Zimbabwe, where homophobia threatened his life. The play follows Ishmael as he seeks sanctuary within the UK, waiting amongst strangers to hear his fate, whether he can stay and whether he can even find a place to call home again.

Ably directed by Alex Chisholm, this is a play of real depth, and deals with a challenging political issue that rarely has its human aspect put forward. Tickets are priced on ARC’s pay what you decide model, you can pay what you feel is suitable based on your experience of the show, though with the positive reception this play has been receiving, we advise you to come with a full wallet!

You can see Nine Live at ARC, Stockton on Thursday 19th November

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