Joe Guy

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A&C Black, Oct 18, 2007 - Drama - 144 pages
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Joe Boateng, the 'David Beckham' of his generation, is Ghanaian.Naomi, his childhood sweetheart is British and of Jamaican parentage.With Joe's escalating celebrity status comes huge sacrifices,accusations of selling out, temptations and life changing choices.Joe Guy is a stark and powerful contemporary storyexploring the historical tension and bitter prejudices existing betweenAfrican and Caribbean British communities. It looks at how youngdescendants from Africa distance themselves from a unified urban BlackBritain. This urgent examination of identity and celebrity is told inTiata Fahodzi's renowned visceral style.This is a programme text edition published to coincide with theplay's world premiere in a production by Tiata Fahodzi that opens atthe New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich,on 18 October before coming to SohoTheatre, London.

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Roy Williams is a prolific, critically acclaimed writer whose recent works include Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads (National Theatre, 2002, 2004), Little Sweet Thing (New Wolsey, Ipswich/Nottingham Playhouse/Birmingham Rep, 2005) and the stage adaptation of Absolute Beginners (Lyric Hammersmith, London, 2007).

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