Half Breed

Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company Presents

Half Breed

  • By Natasha Marshall
  • Mon 11 - Sat 30 Sep 2017, 7.15pm. Sat Matinees 2.30pm
  • From £10

‘Funny, gripping show packs a punch’
★★★★ Evening Standard

Nominated for Best new play in the 2017 UK Theatre Awards

Half Breed by Tash Marshall, Talawa Theatre Company and Soho Theatre

‘I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, luke warm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…’

Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out.

Developed by Talawa Theatre Company and Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab, this is a partly autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice. Written and performed by Alfred Fagon Award and Soho Young Writers’ Award 2016 shortlisted writer Natasha Marshall.

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Age Recommendation: 14+
Running Time: Approx 60mins

BSL Interpreted Performance
Thu 28 Sep at 7.15pm Interpreted by Jacqui Beckford

‘Marshall…captures you…I think she’s going to be a star.’
★★★★ Times

‘A little cracker: full of fierce wit.’

‘Funny, gripping show packs a punch.’
★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Heartbreakingly relevant and is undoubtedly one of the most important shows you’ll see this Festival….’
‘More powerful than words can convey. Shocking, emotional and triumphant.’
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

‘Natasha Marshall has a lot going for her. She is a talented and very energetic performer capable of creating memorable characters…powerful piece.’
★★★★ British Theatre Guide

‘I thought I would not see anything else so finely crafted, so movingly delivered for the rest of the fringe. And then I saw Tash Marshall.’
‘Vivid characters: split second changes, intelligent analysis delivered with emotional intensity – breathtaking.’

‘Marshall gives an impressive performance, incorporating elements of physical theatre, and slipping dexterously in and out of verse.’
★★★★ Financial Times

‘Compelling and impressive performance from Natasha Marshall … slick, clear and … humorous transitions. The writing is excellent …’
★★★★½ To Do List