About Shida

Following a critically acclaimed run in New York, Jeannette Bayardelle (Broadway’s The Color PurpleHairGirl From the North Country) brings her astonishing and heartbreaking musical SHIDA to The Vaults this autumn for a strictly limited season.

Set to a soulfully contagious score of rock, jazz, R&B, and gospel music, SHIDA is based on the true story of a young African-American girl who aspires to become a writer, tracing the ups and downs of her family, friendships, and love life – from the double-dutch court at St. Mary’s Catholic School in the Bronx to a scholarship at NYU. Her dreams become sidetracked by hardship and loss until her faith and those closest to her combine to restore Shida’s hope and give her a second chance. SHIDA is a tour-de-force for Jeannette Bayardelle, who takes us through Shida’s powerful, funny, and inspirational story.

Bayardelle, hailed by The New York Times as "a quadruple threat" and starring in the upcoming Broadway production of Girl from the North Country, brings SHIDA's incredible true story to London for the first time, helmed by award-winning director Andy Sandberg.

“Nothing short of ASTONISHING!” Chicago Sun-Times

“An IMPRESSIVE voice.  An IMPRESSIVE performance.  The work of A QUADRUPLE THREAT." The New York Times

“A SENSATION! Shida takes the audience on an EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER." Amsterdam News

Performance dates & times

Shida is not available to book, please sign up to our newsletter for updates and offers on forthcoming and available shows.

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Important Information

No interval

Vaults

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

Lancelot Street, Waterloo London SE1 8SW
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  • Nearest Tube: Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    Leave Waterloo via Exit 1. Turn right onto Station Road Approach & keep on the right hand side. Walk to the bottom of the road & down the first set of stairs. Turn right at the bottom & the entrance is 10m on the right hand side.

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Available facilities

  • Bar
  • Toilets