Soho Theatre and Nouveau Riche have announced the world premiere release of Typical, the filmed version of the play, heading to Soho Theatre on Demand from the 24th February.
Written by Ryan Calais Cameron and directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour, Typical is an exploration of racism and the way in which British society stereotypes Black masculinity.
The play was first performed in 2019 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before transferring to Soho Theatre for a sell-out run, this piece was filmed during the pandemic on location at Soho Theatre.
Typical stars Hollyoaks regular and former EastEnders star Richard Blackwood, reprising the role having played it in the original staged version.
Talking about the play, Ryan Calais Cameron said: “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.”
Meanwhile, Soho Theatre’s Creative Director David Luff adds: “We hope the power, beauty and lyricism of Ryan’s writing, and the superb work of these brilliant freelance theatre and film makers, connect to audiences beyond Soho’s stages into people’s homes and screens worldwide.”
Typical will be available to stream via Soho Theatre on Demand from the 24th February. It costs £9.99 to stream.