Liane Grant’s provocative new political play Half Me, Half You has now commenced its UK premiere season at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre, where it continues until 6 April 2019. Scroll through our gallery of first-look production photos – and then get booking! And don’t miss the incredible post-show discussion chaired by Mate Terri Paddock on Monday!
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 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 designed by Justin Williams and Jonny Rust, with lighting by Holly Ellis and sound by Scott Stait.
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!
Production photography by Scott Rylander.
Join Mates co-founder Terri Paddock to talk to the Half Me, Half You company and special guests – Olivier Award-winning actor and director Maria Friedman, Stop Hate CEO Rose Simkins and anti-Brexit campaigner and Our Future, Our Choice co-founder Femi Oluwole – about hate crime and the long-term consequences of political rhetoric in Trump’s America and Brexit Britain this Monday 1 April 2019 for 6pm at Tristan Bates Theatre.