Exposing the forgotten stories of the black victims of the Nazis, Shalom Baby is a warm, funny and poignant new play from award-winning writer and director Rikki Beadle-Blair.
In 1930s Berlin – an intriguing city of jazz and underground cabaret overpowered by the rise of Hitler and World War II – the daughter of a Jewish family falls in love with their black shabbes goy (a term used for those who assist Jews on the Sabbath with tasks forbidden to Jews within Jewish law). Fast-forward to the tale of a mixed-race couple in seemingly unprejudiced modern-day Brooklyn, where the same family is coping with a number of calamities. Shalom Baby is a touching and very funny exploration of love, family and friendship.
Rikki Beadle-Blair first entertained audiences at Theatre Royal Stratford East with sell-out 2005 success Bashment, and returned with the hilarious Familyman in 2008. His other plays include FIT, which, along with Bashment, has been turned into a feature film.
Writer, Director, and Set & Costume Designer Rikki Beadle-Blair
Assistant Director Stuart Mackenzie
Lighting Designer Michael Nabarro
Sound Designer Theo Holloway
Art Director John Gordon
Music Rikki Beadle-Blair and Joni Levinson
Assistant Costume Designer and Costume Supervisor Amita Kilumanga
The play runs from 20th October until 19th November.
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