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Shuck 'n' Jive Tickets

London Play
Limited run of Shuck 'n' Jive at the Soho Theatre Upstairs
'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.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 (3 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Oct 12, 2019

    The points made regarding racism and the oppression of women/people of colour were sadly nothing new to my wife and I as black people. I couldn't help but wonder whether the non black audience who laughed, when prompted, would truly reflect on the roles they have played in the tapestry described by the artists; or whether they resolved to change. The delivery was interestingly different, perhaps wacky but arguably suited to freshen the awareness and effects of racism. Both artists landed solid punches in the scene involving male abuse and we felt worthy of applaud. On the whole we enjoyed the play finding it an accurate reflection of our life presented away from the norm by two promising artists perhaps in the hope that their message, no plea for parity would be heard.

  • Review Avatar Oct 17, 2019

    Show was amazing.

  • Review Avatar Oct 27, 2019

    Loved it! So thought-provoking!