“You do realise that your premier black woman role model was literally a puppet controlled by a white man, right?”
Opera singer Simone quickly discovers that London is not the BNP-free utopia she’d always dreamed of. Meanwhile, actress Cassi battles it out for the illustrious roles of Sassy Friend, Spunky Slave, and Third Crack Whore From The Left at every audition.
Desperate to be seen as they are, not as the colour of their skin, they decide to take control and write their own story.
[This is that story.]
With music, laughter and searing honesty, Shuck ‘n’ Jive is the debut play from Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong & Simone Ibbett-Brown, directed by Soho Theatre Associate Artist Lakesha Arie-Angelo.
Wed 2 – Sat 26 Oct 2019
More info and tickets here.
“Fierce, fearless and cerebral” The Guardian
“Wild… witty, messy and painfully perceptive” The Stage
“Vivacious, energetic…full to the brim with humanity” Broadway World
Cast Olivia Onyehara, Tanisha Spring
Writers Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Simone Ibbett-Brown
Director Lakesha Arie-Angelo
Casting Director Nadine Rennie CDG
Sound Designer Anna Clock
Set & Costume Designer Ranya El Refaey
Lighting Designer Jai Morjaria
Movement Director Diane Alison-Mitchell
Musical Director Simone Ibbett-Brown