In 1930s Berlin - an intriguing city of Jazz and overground 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.
“Wildly ambitious and entertaining... I love the way the play is stroppy and soppy, bold and bashful all at the same time” – Guardian
“In turns haunting, sad, funny and, ultimately, uplifting” – The Stage
“Rikki Beadle-Blair has written a play that is both poetic, rhythmic and mesmerizing” – QX
"It throbs with life” – British Theatre Guide
"Shalom Baby hops between two forward-thinking (or at least forward-feeling) Jewish families, living in 1930s Berlin and modern-day New York. It's a lot to unpick. But there are also great bursts of energy and invention, particularly when it comes to Beadle-Blair's thunderingly expressive rap monologues." 4 Stars. Time Out
“There are inspired moments [and] quivering passion in Beadle-Blair’s slam poetry interludes” - Metro