Shuck ’N’ Jive, Soho Theatre, London
'You do realise that your premier black woman role model was literally a puppet controlled by a white man, right?’
Opera singer Simone very 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 Director Lakesha Arie-Angelo.
NEED TO KNOW: Shuck ’N’ Jive is at Soho Theatre from 2-26 Oct 2019 | Book tickets