Shuck ‘n’ Jive


“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.

Soho Theatre. 02 – 26 October 2019. 2.45pm, 7.00pm.
Soho Theatre On Demand. 18-27 February 2022. Online 24/7.

More info here; or take a look at the trailer and audience responses.

Wild… witty, messy and painfully perceptive

The Stage

Fierce, fearless and cerebral

The Guardian

Vivacious, energetic… full to the brim with humanity

Broadway World

Cast & creatives

Cassi Tanisha Spring
Simone Olivia Onyehara

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