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Year staged: 2023

Opening night: 18/04/2023

Staged in: Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre

Cast Size: 1


“Trans people don’t often get a chance to talk about this bit. Where you see your old self in the person you become.” Tatenda Shamiso tells the story of his experience as a Black transgender immigrant in the UK. Using the songs he wrote throughout his first year on testosterone alongside letters, signatures and a whole lot of paperwork, he guides us through what it takes to validate Black and queer identities in the eyes of the law. With laughter, music, and a healthy dose of care, No I.D. is a love letter to gender transitions and an examination of how absurd our bureaucratic systems can be.

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No I.D.

Publisher: Samuel French

Year published: 2023

Original Cast

Tatenda Shamiso


Production Team

Sean Ting-Hsuan Wang


Claudia Casino


Zoe Beeny

Lighting Designer

Gabriel Dedji

Musical Arranger

Dylan Marc Verley


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