Ryan Calais Cameron’s career spans the worlds of TV and theatre, writing and acting. Previous hits include his play Retrograde, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Alfred Fagon Award and Verity Bargate Awards 2020, and Queens of Sheba (co-written with Jessica Hagan), which won the 2018 Edinburgh Untapped Award before transferring to the New Diorama Theatre for sell-out performances.
This February, Cameron’s play Typical will make its world premiere on Soho Theatre On Demand.
First performed in 2019 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before transferring to Soho Theatre for a sell-out run, Typical uncovers the man and the humanity behind the tragic true-life events of Black British ex-serviceman Christopher Alder and the injustice that still remains twenty years since his story emerged.
The specially filmed performance stars Richard Blackwood and is directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour.
We spoke to Ryan to find out more about the play and the development of his writing career so far …