All the way from across the pond, broadway star and Gospel sensation Jeannette Bayardelle – writer and performer, and director Andy Sandberg bring Shida to London. Showing at the Vaults Theatre, I made my way to Waterloo on opening night by invitation of Mr London, Talentbanq’s CEO Ray Jones. The show had such an impact on me – I knew I’d be back for more!
Inspired by a true story, Shida is a one-woman musical with the same velocity of a full cast, which makes it all that much more magical. There’s something in Shida that anyone can relate to. For me it was the story of a young girl with dreams of being a writer, and having them almost snatched away by life’s odds stacked against her… On the day I watched Shida for the first time, I’d just received copies of the My Soho Times magazine pilot. My heart was full, yet like Shida, I too had faced my fair share of challenges to get to that moment, which made me connect to Bayardelle’s powerful performance even more.
In the intimate theatre setting, I found myself releasing emotions I had bottled in on my own journey, and – together with Shida, felt inspired to give my dreams a second chance.
It was only a matter of time before I was sitting with Jeannette Bayardelle and Andy Sandberg for an interview for my personal blog Travelmaker Kai, however I came with copies of the My Soho Times, and they both showed their support for it.
London, you know how to show a gal some love… This musical is an ABSOLUTE MUST-SEE!
For bookings visit www.thevaults.london/shida
For more about Shida the musical visit www.shidathemusical.com/about
📍The Vaults Theatre, Leake St (Theatre entrance address is Launcelot St SE1 7AD)
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