Nominated for three Offie Awards 2019
Theatre-News Afridiziak Last Minute Theatre The Soul House The Nudge
Dress Circle British Theatre Theatre Weekly Musical Theatre Review
“THE most TURBO-CHARGED PERFORMANCE on a London stage —
an EYE-POPPING TOUR-DE-FORCE!” Musical Theatre Review
"LOVING, MEMORABLE and BREATH-TAKING.” Theatre News
"ASTONISHINGLY POWERFUL — Jeannette Bayardelle is SIMPLY AMAZING!" British Theatre
“Bayardelle is AN ABSOLUTE POWERHOUSE!” Afridiziak
Critics are loving Jeannette Bayardelle's astonishing and heartbreaking performance as Shida Brown which must end 13th October.
Set to a soulfully contagious score of rock, jazz, R&B, and gospel music played by live by an onstage band, SHIDA tells the true story of Shida Brown, an African-American girl growing up in New York. Tracing the ups and downs of her life, her dreams and heartbreaks, the story is told through the eyes of the characters who love her most, including her mum, best friend Jackie and teacher Ms Smalls. SHIDA is a daring and funny, sad and joyous story performed with heart and soul in a tour-de-force performance by Jeannette Bayardelle (Broadway’s The Color Purple, Hair, Girl From the North Country) directed by award-winning director Andy Sandberg.
"SHIDA stands confidently within the TOP TIER OF MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT currently on offer in London.”
London Theatre 1
“FABULOUS and UPLIFTING — FANTASTIC!”
Last Minute Theatre
“INCREDIBLY POWERFUL AND EXCITING!”
“JAW-DROPPING TALENT — one of the BEST MUSICALS in London right now.”