Half Breed at Edinburgh
Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company present Half Breed by Tash Marshall at the Edinburgh Festival
August 3rd - 13th & 15th - 27th, 12.20pm
Tickets: From £7
This show will take place at Venue 8, Assembly George Square Theatre, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH
London previews at Soho Theatre, 28/29 July 2017 - book
Created and Performed by Natasha Marshall
Directed by Miranda Cromwell
Half Breed was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon award 2016 following its performance at Talawa Firsts 2016
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. And when her gran signs her up for a drama school audition in London without telling her:
" ... my brain is just confused as confused as my skin. Should I stay here? Or should I try move to London. Stay.Go.Stay.Go.Stay.Go.Stay …"
Soho Rising and Talawa Firsts star Natasha Marshall makes her Edinburgh writer / performer premiere with Half-Breed, a one woman partly autobiographical dark comedy about faith in yourself: finding your voice, fighting for what you want and being fearless in who you are.
Half Breed was shortlisted for the Soho Young Writers’ Award 2016 and the Alfred Fagon Award (2016). Half-Breed began its life as a poem at spoken word nights. Developed into a short play with Talawa Theatre Company and Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab, Natasha first performed Half Breed at Talawa Firsts and Soho Theatre’s Soho Rising festivals in 2016.
Half Breed will have its full-length premiere at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. Natasha hopes it will be a voice of an experience that is raw, real and distinctive.
Half Breed is created and performed by Natasha Marshall and directed by Miranda Cromwell.
Half Breed is a a Talawa Theatre Company co-production with Soho Theatre.
Jazmin (Half Breed)
" ... 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 …” …"
About Tash Marshall
Growing up mixed race in the West Country, Natasha moved to London to attend East15 Acting School. During the course Natasha discovered her love for writing poetry and started writing.
In 2010 Natasha joined Talawa Theatre Company's TYPT. After graduating from East15 Acting School in 2012, Natasha made her Edinburgh Fringe acting debut in Thugz and Tearz where her character died in the first scene. Taking a six month break from it all, Natasha returned to the regions working in loads of different factories (some more depressing than others) before moving back to London to participate in Royal Court Writers Group (2014/2015), BBC Comedy Room, BBC Sketch Group and BBC London Voices (2016) and Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab (2016).