Not Black and White:Detaining Justice
Wed 25 Nov 2009 – Tue 15 Dec 2009
by Bola Agbaje
‘Raises many fascinating questions…gripping..shot through with dark humour…palpable generosity of spirit in the writing…the Tricycle ensemble is once again in wonderful form…The three plays in the Not Black and White season run in rep until December 19 and constitute one of the finest theatrical achievements of the year.’
‘Interestingly complicated…fast and funny’
Justice is locked in a cold dark cell, his asylum application pending.
His sister Grace would like to help, but has been told to leave it in God’s hands. Government Prosecutor Mark Cole has an infallible reputation for successful prosecutions – however he has had a change of heart – and job. His first case is for the defence of Justice – but, in his new role, is Cole the man to help? The cloud of recession looms, unemployment rises, and the fight to remain is tougher than ever.
Bola Agbaje’s debut play GONE TOO FAR was performed at the Royal Court in 2007, and won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement and Most Promising Playwright nomination at the Evening Standard Awards 2008. Her other plays include IF THINGS WERE DIFFERENT and IN TIME. Most recently she wrote ANYTHING YOU CAN DO for Soho Theatre.
Cast includes Karl Collins, Rebecca Scroggs, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Aml Ameen, Cecilia Noble, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Rob Whitelock, Jimmy Akingbola, Abhin Galeya and John Boyega
Creatives include Indhu Rubasingham (Director), Rosa Maggiora (Designer), James Farncombe (Lighting Designer) and Tom Lishman (Sound Designer)