REVIEW ROUND-UP: Typical at Soho Theatre On Demand

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Having first performed in 2019 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before transferring to Soho Theatre for a sell-out run, Ryan Calais Cameron’s play has now been released digitally for a limited time. We round up the reviews…

The Guardian: ★★★★★ “What is marked about Ryan Calais Cameron’s astounding play, written in rap-like rhyming verse and tracing the minutiae of its unnamed character’s final day, is that it bursts with life, zest, humour and hedonism even as it hurtles towards tragedy.”

Broadway World: ★★★★ “It is a difficult watch, but a necessary one. More importantly, it gives humanity back to a real man who died in police custody and has never received justice.”

The Reviews Hub: ★★★★ “With an energetic performance, Richard Blackwood captures the two perspectives in this story with clarity, showing both the innocence and insecurity of the hero while reflecting the judgement and preconceptions of those he meets.”

Theatre Weekly.com: ★★★★ “Both the writer, Ryan Calais Cameron, and the actor, Richard Blackwood, deserve a standing ovation.”

Culturefly.co.uk: ★★★★ “Typical is a shocking, powerful and thought-provoking piece, with a lyrical, poetic script from Cameron, coupled with incredible acting talent from Blackwood; the two working in a symbiotic relationship, Blackwood naturally fitting into the flowing rhythm of the lines.”

The Upcoming: ★★★★ “Osei-Kuffour has produced a hurricane of a 60-minute one-man show and Blackwood holds the crowd admirably. This is a highly recommended and important watch.”

Everything Theatre.co.uk:★★★★ “Ryan Calais Cameron creates a rhythmic, rhyming script that quickly resonates with the audience, whilst Blackwood’s engaging persona is ever present and demands you care about him.”

Typical is available to stream via Soho Theatre on Demand.

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.
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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.

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