RSVP Nina Simone

Alastair Muri/ Rex Features, Top Girls 1991

Over a crackling phone line, Noma Dumezweni sang a few lines to me in the style of Nina Simone. I had been pacing through the house trying to find the place with the best signal, desperate not to mess this up. I settled on the bottom step and her voice came through beautiful and clear; I wish I could insert a voice note to the piece. It was a real pleasure to do these.

For The Guardian I talked to five incredible theatre makers Tanika Gupta, Fiona Shaw, Sonia Friedman, Rae Smith and Noma Dumezweni- about their dinner party choices. Inspired by Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, they each had one seat at the table for a guest of their choice from any time and place in history.

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