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Richard Blackwood makes Soho Theatre debut in “Typical”

Richard Blackwood makes Soho Theatre debut in “Typical”

Alt missed this at Edinburgh Fringe where the play received really good reviews, starring Richard Blackwood (Eastenders), Typical is a one man show – a new play by Ryan Calais Cameron, directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour and, starring in his Soho Theatre debut, Blackwood.

What is the cost of a typical night out? An ex-serviceman who has spent his life fighting for his country finds new battles in a society fighting against him.

From the makers of 2018 hit Queens of Sheba comes this powerful new play by Ryan Calais Cameron confronting the daily tensions experienced by Black men as they negotiate life, while constantly feeling like their own lives are on the line.

Typical uncovers the man and the humanity behind a tragic real-life story, challenging traditional conceptions of Black manhood and highlighting the crisis of identity consuming Britain today.

In 2018 Ryan produced the critically acclaimed, sell – out Edinburgh hit Queens of Sheba, which went on to win the Edinburgh Untapped Award and later  transferred to the New Diorama Theatre. Ryan is the winner of the Off West Skinny End Adopt A Playwright Award (2018) with his play Rhapsody ( Arcola  Theatre ) and an alumnus of both the Royal Court writer’s programme ( 2017 ) ‘Striking.’ and the Soho Young Company ( 2016 ) .

Ryan’s first play Timbuktu was part of the Bush Theatre ’s Black Lives Black List Words Festival 2016, a festival of radical new BAME voices. It was revived for  a sell – out run at Stratford Theatre Royal East . He has been commissioned  ‘Powerful.’ for Arcola Theatre and Royal Court and has also developed a new play based around Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier.

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When: Tue 3 – Sat 28 Sep 2019    Where: Soho Theatre