“Don’t you realise our history’s all we’ve got left.
If they take that from us then what are we?
Just a bunch of shadows they can walk all over…”
SHADOWS explores the lives of three black inmates who have been placed in the same cell at Winson Green Prison, Birmingham, UK. The play, written by Carguil L.G. Webley and directed by Kevin Michael Reed, presents a bold, fresh take on the problematic interplay of race, crime, family and culture in the United Kingdom.
Shadows stars David Monteith (Topdog/Underdog, Cop Killers and Benjamin Zephaniah's De Botty Business), who appears alongside David Ogechukwu Isiguzo (X&Y, Lyric Hammersmith; Transformers: The Last Knight) and Pharaon El-Nur (And Yet It Moves, Young Vic) with Troy Richards.
Edmund (David Monteith), the calm fatherly presence, who been in and out of prison from an early age tries to assert his dominance over the others through his knowledge of black history. Balak (Pharaon El-Nur) appears to be the most level headed, a forthright secondary school History teacher, but can't to let go of his dark past. Chase (David Isiguzo) is the youngest and has great potential, however, refuses to listen to his voice of reason and puts himself at risk of losing everything he's worked for.
There will be a Talkback with the Playwright, Director and Cast immediately following the 6th December performance. Anyone with a valid ticket for 6th December is welcome to attend.