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'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.
Note: Contains racially sensitive language.
Part of Soho Theatre On Demand Film Festival, Fri 4 Feb – Sun 13 Mar. A new festival of theatre, online and on demand. Full details at stream.sohotheatre.com.
Shuck ‘N’ Jive is available to stream Fri 18 – Sun 27 Feb. Limited numbers of Early Bird tickets are available to buy until Wed 16 Feb at £7.99 (£9.99 regular price). Early Bird ticket buyers will receive a redemption promo code before Fri 18 Feb.