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TYPICAL

by Ryan Calais Cameron

November 2018-June 2019

Producer | Executive Producer, Nouveau Riché

2019 dates

Shoreditch Town Hall – 26 June (preview)

Theatre Peckham – 18 July (preview)

Pleasance Beneath, Edinburgh – 31 Jul-25 August

Soho Theatre – 3-28 September

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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.

Presented by Nouveau Riché in association with Soho Theatre and HOME, supported by Talawa Theatre Company and tiata fahodzi.


Queens of Sheba

by Jessica L Hagan

November 2018-June 2019

Producer | Executive Producer, Nouveau Riché

2019 dates

Harlow Playhouse – Thursday 26 September

HOME Manchester –Tuesday 1 October - Saturday 5 October

Nonsuch Studios Nottingham – Tuesday 8 October - Saturday 12 October

Derby Theatre – Saturday 26 October

Theatre Deli Sheffield –Tuesday 29 October - Thursday 31 October

Tobacco Factory Bristol – Wednesday 6 November - Saturday 9 November 

Warwick Arts Centre – Wednesday 13 November - Saturday 16 November

Battersea Arts Centre – Monday 18 November - Saturday 23 November

Lakeside Theatre, Colchester – Thursday 28 November

The Curve, Slough Friday 29 November

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After being turned away from a nightclub for being “too black”, a group of friends’ lives are changed forever when confronted with misogynoir in its most vicious form. Jessica L Hagan’s debut play Queens of Sheba sheds a light on the lives of everyday women battling what shouldn’t be an everyday problem: the collision of racism and misogyny.

Through poetry, movement and gripping storytelling, the award-winning piece delicately retells the story of a real-life incident that occurred at a London nightclub in 2015, retold by four women who reaffirm the joys of sisterhood – implicating us in an hour-long journey of laughter and reflection.

Part-devised by the company and produced by Nouveau Riché in association with Omnibus Theatre.


Likkle Rum with Grandma

by Jeremiah ‘SugarJ’ Brown

January 2018-present

Producer

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When I came here I cried for nearly two years… everyday.

Before she was grandma, she was mum; before that she was just herself. How can you love someone if you only start knowing them from when you were born?

Likkle Rum with Grandma is a journey over a generational bridge. This emotive piece of new writing by Croydon-based writer Jeremiah ‘SugarJ’ Brown mixes poetry, storytelling and a Jamaican grandmother’s voice to bring to the fore issues of loneliness, immigration, community, what distance does to family love and the waviness of Port.

Come chill and catch a vibe as we get to know Grandma – and a young man gets to understand himself.

What do I need? Just a little visit.


Scratch That

July 2018-March 2019

Producer | Artistic Director, The S+K Project

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The S+K Project’s series of literary-focused events comes to the Mezzanine at Bernie Grant Arts Centre, showcasing the early stages of new work by emerging artists from all walks of life.

Developing a new generation of emerging talent, this is more than just your ordinary scratch night. Each of the featured pieces have been developed with our Literary Associate Myah Jeffers (Talawa, Company Three, Royal Court) and Associate Director Emily Aboud (Bush Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Theatre503) over a number of intensive sessions interrogating the respective scripts.

For the first time, these early-career writers have the chance for their work to be brought to life at an informal rehearsed reading by Tottenham-based actors, allowing their words jump from page to stage. With a focus on pushing the form that theatre can take, join us for a night of revolutionary performance from writers whose stories need to be told the most – plus Q&As with the writers and your chance to network with industry professionals.


VOID

by Rumi Woolf

September 2017-March 2019

Director | The S+K Project

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Do you ever feel like your life is subscribed to a routine? A monotonous cycle of thoughts and actions, attempting daily to feel fulfilled – to fulfil others... to fill your voids?

VOID is an exploration of the soul's anatomy. This striking piece of new writing by Birmingham-based writer Rumi Woolf breaks boundaries of form, linearity and storytelling in a unique participatory experience, bringing to the forefront issues of human need, the cycle of trauma, obligatory love, the stream of connection and dissociation – and the addictive nature of Tesco meal deals.

Join us for a journey of dissecting the human unconscious and the strings of our puppet master: the joys, the pain, the songs and the love that seed themselves deep beneath our common being.