About

“One day we were playing football. One kid shouts ‘let’s do black v white’. My heart starts beating hoping someone dusts this dumb idea off. All the white kids go to one side, all the black kids go to the other, I try slip off. Another kid yells: ‘Nathan what team will you be on? You’re mixed…”

Star of Benidorm, writer for Rastamouse, 50% Jamaican, 50% British, 100% reppin’ Shepherd’s Bush. Nathan Bryon is many things. Mixed

Welcome to his world. Part story, part stand-up, a show fusing Afro-Caribbean flair and British awkwardness in a searing, searching exploration of what it means to be mixed-race and mixed-experience today.

If you live in the middle does anywhere feel like home? Get in the mix. Learn a little, live a little, laugh a lot.

 

A tiata fahodzi and Paines Plough production.

Cast & Creative

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natalie ibu

director

natalie ibu

director

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natalie ibu is the Artistic Director of tiata fahodzi. For the company, directing credits include good dogbricks and pieces, i know all the secrets in my world, tiata delights 15here and mango.

Other directing credits include readings and productions at the Riverside Studios, Young Vic, Lyric, Southwark Playhouse, Southbank Centre, Jersey Arts Trust, The Old Vic Tunnels, Theatre503, The Gate, Latitude, HighTide, BAC, Oran Mor, Traverse, Royal Court, ATC at the Young Vic, OVNV at The Old Vic, Waterloo East and The Vineyard Theatre in New York, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Citizens’, The Arches, Contact and Nottingham Playhouse. 

Residencies include New York Theatre Workshop, the National Theatre Studio, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, Citizens’ Theatre and Contact. She has been awarded bursaries from Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, Scottish Arts Council and Arts Council East Midlands. Awards include Dewar Arts Award for Exceptional Artists Under 30, Time Warner Ignite 2, IdeasTap Innovator’s Award and the Lilian Baylis Award for Theatrical Excellence. 

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nathan bryon

writer

nathan bryon

writer

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nathan bryon is a writer and actor, who grew up eating as much Uxbridge Road Caribbean food as his bank balance would allow. He is best known to viewers for his role as regular character Jamie in Some Girls and Benidorm‘s sunniest holiday maker, Joey.

Nathan has written for critically acclaimed Cbeebies’ animation Rastamouse, BAFTA award winning Swashbuckle and Apple Tree House soon to be seen on Cbeebies. Nathan currently has his cartoon series, Afro Kid, about a boy with Afro super powers, being considered by major broadcasters.

Earlier this year Nathan’s first radio play Bilal’s Birthday was produced in New York by Naked Radio and Paines Plough, Nathan was the writer in residence at Paines Plough for 2015 and had a short play of his performed in Barcelona. Bossman, Nathan’s latest short film about an intergalactic fried chicken shop has won awards in Berlin and Romania, it has been screened In New York and been offered a distribution deal.

Nathan won the Tim Bevan Award at the BFI and got a scholarship to attend the Screen Art’s institute, who are developing his feature film Unhealthy Competition, a buddy movie cancer comedy.

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nathan bryon

actor

nathan bryon

actor

nathan headshot

nathan bryon is a writer and actor, who grew up eating as much Uxbridge Road Caribbean food as his bank balance would allow. He is best known to viewers for his role as regular character Jamie in Some Girls and Benidorm‘s sunniest holiday maker, Joey.

Nathan has written for critically acclaimed Cbeebies’ animation Rastamouse, BAFTA award winning Swashbuckle and Apple Tree House soon to be seen on Cbeebies. Nathan currently has his cartoon series, Afro Kid, about a boy with Afro super powers, being considered by major broadcasters.

Earlier this year Nathan’s first radio play Bilal’s Birthday was produced in New York by Naked Radio and Paines Plough, Nathan was the writer in residence at Paines Plough for 2015 and had a short play of his performed in Barcelona. Bossman, Nathan’s latest short film about an intergalactic fried chicken shop has won awards in Berlin and Romania, it has been screened In New York and been offered a distribution deal.

Nathan won the Tim Bevan Award at the BFI and got a scholarship to attend the Screen Art’s institute, who are developing his feature film Unhealthy Competition, a buddy movie cancer comedy.

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co-producers

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co-producers

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paines plough is the UK’s national theatre of new plays. The company commissions and produces the best playwrights and tours their plays far and wide. Whether you’re in Liverpool or Lyme Regis, Scarborough or Southampton, a Paines Plough show is coming to a theatre near you soon.

Paines Plough was formed in 1974 over a pint of Paines bitter in the Plough pub. Since then they’ve produced more than 130 new productions by world renowned playwrights like Stephen Jeffreys, Abi Morgan, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, Dennis Kelly and Mike Bartlett.

In 2016, Paines Plough visited 77 places across the UK and toured internationally to three continents.

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@Statoil Day 1 on #MixedBrain done me and the directing Donny @NMHIBUIsHere what a day, even had me dancing!!!! https://t.co/rjenjC8dGs

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There are some sweet tunes blaring in PPHQ today as #mixedbrain creator @NathanBryon takes over the rehearsal room… https://t.co/EHEtNMDRsZ

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