Female-led with diversity at the heart of the play and the production. What have the company of the UK premiere of Liane Grant’s provocative new political play Half Me, Half You been up to in rehearsal? Scroll through our gallery of fun rehearsal photos – and then get booking!
The premiere production of Half Me, Half You runs at Tristan Bates Theatre from 26 March to 6 April 2019, with a press night on 28 March and a post-show panel discussion chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock on Monday 1 April.
What if you were black, gay and a woman in America right now?
In Half Me, Half You, Jess and Meredith are a married, interracial, gay couple living in New York in 2017 – the era of Trump – weathering a new wave of intolerance, discrimination and oppression, which is sweeping the nation and seeping into their home.
16 years later, Maya, a biracial British teen is forced into American life, braving the aftermath of a second civil war, and changing Meredith’s life irrevocably.
In a remarkable writing debut, Liane Grant’s Half Me, Half You confronts the reality of the current global climate and explores the consequences for future generations, while reminding us that we are all simply people searching for love and acceptance. The play returns for this full London season after its highly praised 2018 tryout stints in New York and London.
Half Me, Half You runs 26 March to 6 April 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NP. Performances are Mondays to Saturdays at 7.45pm, except Monday 1 April when a 6pm performance will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Terri Paddock. Tickets are £18 (concessions £15). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
This full UK premiere production of Half Me, Half You, directed by Leah Fogo, stars Liane Grant, Kalea Williams, Toccarra Cash and Laura Shipler Chico. The production is designed by Justin Williams and Jonny Rust, with lighting by Holly Ellis and sound by Scott Stait. It’s produced by Liane Grant and Roxanne Lamendola for RoL’n Productions, with stage management by Emily Lawes.
Liane Grant and Kalea Williams also appeared in a New York production of Half Me, Half You last year.