Soho Theatre On Demand
First performed in 2019 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before the hit play transferred to Soho Theatre for a sell-out run, Typical is a powerful exploration of racism and how British society stereotypes Black masculinity. This urgent and important new drama stars Hollyoaks regular and former EastEnders star Richard Blackwood reprising the critically acclaimed part he played in the original stage version.
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.
'Astounding play' ★★★★★ Guardian | ‘Powerfully poetic and painful’ ★★★★★ Arts Desk
‘Gripping’ ★★★★ Evening Standard | ‘Phenomenal’ ★★★★ Skinny | ‘An excellent performance’ ★★★★ Stage
BBC Radio 4
A humorous and heartfelt comedy that explores womanhood, class and how being let down by the system leads to heart-breaking choices.
Willow and Nicole's journeys collide in the dead of night when they unexpectedly meet in the garden of a London mansion. Both desiring something from inside No. 92, they join forces to break in. But once they do, and get caught by the Nanny Bian, it's soon revealed that they haven't been completely honest with each other.
Talawa Theatre Company and feral inc co-produced Running with Lions as part of Talawa’s 35th anniversary. Talawa Theatre Company is the UK’s outstanding Black theatre company.
Precious Little Thing was recorded in March 2021 during the national lockdown and in line with Covid safe measures. Jocelyn Jee Esien (Turn Up Charlie, Netflix), Jacoba Williams (The Snow Queen, Stephen Joseph Theatre) and Tuyen Do (The Great Wave, National Theatre) bring to life Roberta Livingston’s brand-new play.
Nicole - Jocelyn Jee Esien
Willow - Jacoba Williams
Bian - Tuyen Do
Written by Roberta Livingston
Produced by Ifrah Ismail
Directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour
Sound Design by Steve Bond
Sound Assistant: Makashe Ogbon
Assistant Producer: David Gilbert
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Executive Producer: Polly Thomas
Series Producer: Gill Parry
A Talawa Theatre / feral inc production for BBC Radio 4.
'strategically comical and warming' ★★★★ The Reviews Hub