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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR SOHO THEATRE’S GOD’S DICE BY DAVID BADDIEL AND SHUCK ‘N’ JIVE BY CASSIOPEIA BERKELEY-AGYEPONG AND SIMONE IBBETT-BROWN

Soho Theatre announces the full casting for two world premieres, both playwriting stage debuts, of David Baddiel’s God’s Dice and Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong and Simone Ibbett-Brown’s Shuck ‘n’ Jive.

  • Alexandra Gilbreath, Nitin Ganatra, Leila Mimmack and Adam Strawford will join the previously announced Alan Davies in God’s Dice directed by James Grieve.
  • Olivia Onyehara and Tanisha Spring are announced as cast of Shuck ‘n’ Jive directed by Soho Theatre’s Associate Director Lakesha Arie-Angelo.

David Luff, Creative Director of Soho Theatre, comments:

“We’re thrilled to be producing two debut plays this autumn, showcasing the depth and breadth of artistic talent at Soho Theatre whilst continuing to strengthen our programme of bold new plays. Following many years on our stages as a comedian, David Baddiel’s playwriting debut features a fantastic cast led by Alan Davies. Also this autumn, our Associate Director Lakesha Arie-Angelo directs the exciting debut by Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong and Simone Ibbett-Brown, an unexpected and subversive story of two young women trying to find their theatrical feet in a closed-shop world.”

Soho Theatre presents

SHUCK ‘N’ JIVE

By Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong and Simone Ibbett-Brown

Directed by Lakesha Arie-Angelo

Set and Costume Design by Ranya El Rafaey

Lighting Design by Jai Morjaria

Sound Design by Anna Clock

Movement Direction by Diane Alison-Mitchell

Casting by Nadine Rennie CDG

Soho Theatre Upstairs. Wednesday 2 – Saturday 26 October, Press night Friday 4 October, 7pm.

You do realise that your premier black woman role model was literally a puppet controlled by a white man, right?’

Soho Theatre is pleased to announce casting for Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong and Simone Ibbett-Brown’s Shuck ‘n’ Jive. Directed by Soho Theatre’s Associate Director Lakesha Arie-Angelo, Olivia Onyehara (Jack Lear, Hull Truck) will take on the role of ‘Simone’ and Tanisha Spring (Caroline, or Change, Playhouse Theatre) will take on the role of ‘Cassi’ in this subversive debut play told with music, laughter and searing honesty.

Opera singer Simone very quickly discovered that London was not the BNP-free utopia she’d always dreamed of. Meanwhile, actress Cassi is bored battling 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 seize back control and write their own play. [This is that play].

Soho Theatre and Avalon present

GOD’S DICE

By David Baddiel

Directed by James Grieve

Starring Alan Davies

Set and Costume Design by Lucy Osborne

Lighting Design by Ric Mountjoy

Sound Design by Dominic Kennedy

Video Design by Ash J Woodward

Casting by Nadine Rennie CDG

Soho Theatre Thursday 24 October – Saturday 30 November, Press Night Wednesday 30 October, 7.15pm

What would happen if someone was able to prove, scientifically, the existence of God? When Edie, a student in university lecturer Henry Brook’s physics class, seems to do exactly that, his universe – including his marriage to celebrity atheist author Virginia – is rocked. Science and religion go head-to-head in a ferociously funny battle for power, sex, fame and followers.

Soho Theatre and Avalon are delighted to announce the full casting for the world premiere of David Baddiel’s first original stage play God’s Dice. The previously announced Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek and QI) will star in this electric tragicomedy about the power of belief and our quest for truth in a fractured world. Joining Alan will be Olivier Award nominee Alexandra Gilbreath (The Provoked Wife and Twelfth Night at RSC), Nitin Ganatra (BBC’s EastEnders), Leila Mimmack (ITV’s Home Fires and Debris at Southwark Playhouse) and Adam Strawford (The Plough and The Stars at Lyric Hammersmith).

Alan Davies                  Henry Brook

Alexandra Gilbreath       Virginia

Nitin Ganatra                 Tim

Leila Mimmack              Edie

Adam Strawford            Ensemble