Panel Discussion: Typical and the Power of Theatre

Panel Discussion: Typical and the Power of Theatre

Dame Heather Rabbatts DBE, Chair of Soho Theatre, leads a panel discussion on Typical and The Power of Theatre. She's joined by: Janet Alder - sister of Christopher Alder, author, campaigner Dawn Butler MP - Labour MP for Brent Central Ryan Calais Cameron - Nouveau Riche Artistic Director, Typical playwright Mark Cunningham - Chair of panel of Police Stop & Search and Use of Force Scrutiny Jessica Draper - Head of Creative Engagement, Soho Theatre 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. 10% of the proceeds after costs will be donated to Inc Arts Minds, a charitable fund created to support the emotional well-being of those affected by systemic and structural racism in the arts. Janet Alder is currently raising funds for ‘Justice for the family of Christopher Alder’ via Crowd Justice. Please copy & paste this URL into your browser: Typical has been created by award-winning creative movement Nouveau Riche and Soho Theatre, London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret

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