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
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