Nine Night  
Nine Night

by Natasha Gordon

Directed by Emilia Teglia

Wednesday 15th - Saturday 25th June, 2022

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Photography by David Sprecher

Cast List

Lorraine : Nia Woodward
Robert : Chukwudi Onwere
Trudy : Vanessa Cruickshank
Anita : Shona Delvaille
Sophie : Lucy Moss
Maggie : Mitsy June
Vince : Peta Barker


Production Team

Director : Emilia Teglia
Set Design : Phillip Ley
Costume Design : Samantha Jones
Lighting Design : Nick Insley
Sound Design : Feiyang Yang

Stage Manager : Angelika Michitsch
Assistant Director : Bianca 'BeEbop' Curaçao
Assistant Stage Manager : Ana Albuquerque
Lighting Operator : Stephen Brasher
Sound Operator : Anna Kidd
Voice Coach : Peta Barker
Fight Director : Richard Kirby

Nia Woodward
Nia Woodward is a classically trained actor and dancer, and her stage & TV credits include And there was War (Broadway Theatre) and The Vote (Donmar Theatre), alongside Catherine Tate and Judy Dench. Nia trained at Middlesex University and furthered her training at Identity Drama School. Other stage credits include No Eden (Tristan Bates Theatre) and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf (Courtyard Theatre). Nia also shares her time volunteering for the homeless and those who are incarcerated.
  Chukwudi Onwere
Chukwudi Onwere trained at East 15 Acting School and his Tower Theatre debut was in Blue/Orange (Upstairs at the Gatehouse 2018). Other theatre includes The Deptford Bouncer (Matchstick Theatre, Deptford Literature Festival 2022), Othello (Mary Wallace Theatre), Richard II (Malachite Theatre), Shedding (Tristan Bates Theatre), The Rover (New Diorama Theatre); his TV appearances include TV Footballers (Sky Channel) and on film, The Rap Killer (Short Film). Chukwudi is absolutely thrilled to be in Nine Night, and is excited to perform in the new Tower space for the first time!
Vanessa Cruickshank
Vanessa Cruickshank is an actress, TV presenter and Executive Producer who found her love of performing as a kid where she started training in tap and ballet. Her film credits include the BBC Short Film Dinah; Positive Action and the hugely successful series Drillin. Her stage credits nclude the lead in Within These Four Walls; Betty in Supper Freaks and Kariss in The Knowledge. Vanessa has years of TV and documentary experience, including running her own show, Tell Vanessa, for two series on Sky TV, and producing a documentary, Silent Loss Hidden Truth, about baby loss and miscarriage.
  Shona Delvaille
This is Shona Delvaille's first Tower Theatre production so she is really excited about taking part. She graduated with a degree in drama and performing arts from Roehampton University and has studied at the Identity School of Acting, Kingdom Drama School, Middleweek Newton and at The Unseen drama school.
Lucy Moss
Lucy Moss is an actor, writer, and director. Most recently she has been seen on stage as Sammie in Mules (November 2021); she has since directed the short play Baby Dolls as part of the Spring Forward event, and had great fun remembering the 1980s as costume designer for the joyous Bouncers and Shakers (March 2022). Lucy has been a member of the Tower Theatre since 2017.
  Mitzy June
Mitsy June has been a professional back up singer and independent solo artist for over 30 years. She studied Commutation Arts, Drama & Theatre level 1 at the Morley Jazz College and group solo singing and recording at the CleanBreak theatre company. She has toured with many reggae legends in Europe, Africa and the Carribbean islands. She is also a session singer and CEO of the Diva studios based in south London. She has financed and released her own album Play Mitsy for Me . This is her first project with the Tower Theatre.
Peta Barker
Peta Barker's acting credits include Ariel and Caliban (The Tempest), Iago (Othello), Mrs Yajnavalkya (Valmouth), The Voice of Audrey II - the Plant (The Little Shop of Horrors), Mbongeni (Woza Albert!), Scullery (Road), Ash (Dealer's Choice), Jack Mullen (The Weir), John (Shining City), Derek (Brighton Beach Scumbags) and Hoke (Driving Miss Daisy) and, most recently, Joe in Port Authority. Directing credits include Blue Remembered Hills, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Burn This, Lysistrata, Brimstone and Treacle, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Arcadia. He has adapted and directed Russell Hoban's novel Kleinzeit, and was part of the Tower Team in the RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream, playing Snug the Joiner.
  Emilia Teglia
This is Emilia Teglia's third production as a director with the Tower Theatre. As well as directing, Emilia has been a keen audience member for nearly 15 years before finding the courage to jump on the creative wagon as Assistant Stage Manager for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in 2014. Things moved swiftly and in September 2015 she was Assistant Director on The Priory, and the following year she directed Cooking With Elvis, followed by Pygmalion in 2019. In her day job, Emilia is Artistic Director at Odd Eyes Theatre as well as freelance playwright and lecturer in Dramaturgy and Theatre of the Oppressed.