Talks and Events
A discussion about the show with the writer and performer, Natasha Marshall, and associate director Charlotte Bennett
“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.
Following its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, a run at Soho Theatre and a five week tour across India as part of Soho Theatre’s international touring programme, Natasha Marshall’s semi-autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice returns.
Natasha Marshall trained on Soho Theatre Young Company’s Writer’s Lab and the Talawa First new-writing scheme. Half Breed was shortlisted for the Tony Craze Soho Young Writers Award and the Alfred Fagon Award and was nominated for Best new play in the 2017 UK Theatre Awards.
‘A little cracker: full of fierce wit.’
‘Funny, gripping show packs a punch.’
‘Heartbreakingly relevant and is undoubtedly one of the most important shows you’ll see this Festival….’
‘Vivid characters: split second changes, intelligent analysis delivered with emotional intensity – breathtaking.’
‘An impressive performance.’
‘… compelling and impressive performance from Natasha Marshall … slick, clear and … humorous transitions. The writing is excellent …’