Opera singer Simone very quickly discovers that London was 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.
Age Recommendation: 14+
A messy ending, it doesn’t offer answers or quick questions, but the whole piece is ambitious, original and playful
They deliver the stark reality the play deals with, the exhausting battle against barriers, with a fine balance of wit and levity
Shuck ‘n’ Jive skitters all over the place, slip sliding away on its own exuberant playfulness, meta and structural theatre experiments
This fearless production uses intelligent humour to expose racial typecasting in the entertainment industry
A mixed bag, lots of promise
Witty, messy and perceptive