Liane Grant’s ‘hard-hitting’ new play Half Me, Half You anticipates the long-term consequences of today’s political climate in the US and UK. We’ve rounded up review highlights – plus a fantastic interview with American star Toccarra Cash. Time to get booking!
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. 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 award-winning 2018 tryout at New York’s Fresh Fruit Festival.
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 directed by Leah Fogo and designed by Justin Williams and Jonny Rust, with lighting by Holly Ellis and sound by Scott Stait. Rol’n Productions have teamed up with charity Stop Hate UK to raise awareness of hate crime and reporting.
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!