Half Breed

Arc Theatre, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 0ES
Thu 3rd May 2018

Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company present:

Half Breed 

Written and performed by Natasha Marshall 

Directed by Miranda Cromwell 

Designed by Ruby Spencer Pugh 

Lighting Design by Amy Mae 

Sound Design by Xana 

“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 and a run at London’s Soho Theatre, Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company present Half Breed, Natasha Marshall’s semi-autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice. 

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. 

‘Funny, gripping show packs a punch.’ ★★★★ Evening Standard 

‘She’s going to be a star.’ ★★★★ Times 

‘A little cracker: full of fierce wit.’ Guardian 

‘Heartbreakingly relevant and is undoubtedly one of the most important shows you’ll see this Festival….’ ‘More powerful than words can convey. Shocking, emotional and triumphant.’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine 

‘Vivid characters: split second changes, intelligent analysis delivered with emotional intensity – breathtaking.’ Observer 

‘An impressive performance’ ★★★★ Financial Times 

‘Compelling and impressive performance from Natasha Marshall … slick, clear and … humorous transitions. The writing is excellent …’ ★★★★½ To Do List 

Age recommendation: 14+ 

Running time: 65 minutes

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