Dane Baptiste brings his much-hyped debut show ‘Citizen Dane’ to London for a limited run at Soho Theatre.
Nominated for the prestigious Foster’s Newcomer award at 2014’s Edinburgh Fringe, Dane’s debut show garnered phenomenal reviews becoming one of the must-see shows of the year. Now Londoners get the chance to see the “comical genius” (Edinburgh Festival Mag) in action as Baptiste lives up to the name he is quickly building for himself as one of the most exciting acts to break in years.
“Has moments of joyous excellence” The Times
The first Black Briton to be nominated for the Foster’s award, Baptiste has previously gained notable success in numerous comedy competitions, becoming a regular at some of the country’s most famous venues and chocking up TV appearances including BBC3, Comedy Central and BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4.
“Observational Comedy at it’s finest” The Independent
Original and provocative, Baptiste delves into his upbringing and early life and his overwhelming sense that he doesn’t fit in. As the son of Caribbean immigrants who navigated the North/South divide before puberty, Dane’s had a lifetime trying to find a place in society amongst gangs, grammar schooling and strict parenting. He also has a twin sister…the evil twin. His younger years were riddled with split birthdays, split presents and all round split attention. In this show the original and provocative rising star asks; is there a place for Citizen Dane? This is a beautifully crafted modern day take on young black Britain.