Soho Theatre and Nouveau Riche announce the World Premiere of Typical , the film version of the hit stage play, released exclusively on Soho Theatre On Demand from 24 th February 2021.
A powerful exploration of racism and how British society stereotypes Black masculinity, this urgent and important new drama is created by award- winning creative movement Nouveau Riche and Soho Theatre , London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret. Written by award-winning playwright Ryan Calais Cameron and directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour , Typical uncovers the man and the humanity behind the tragic true-life events of Black British ex-serviceman Christopher Alder and the injustice that still remains twenty years since his story emerged. Inspired to write this story following his own repeated experiences of everyday racism, playwright Ryan Calais Cameron says: “
Typical is the story of a Black man, who in the comfort of his home is just a man, but as he leaves, he must navigate through society’s ideas and prejudices about what it means to be Black. Typical is a slice of our history, that I hope gives insight, education and desire for a better future.” #richardblackwood