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Category B

By Roy Williams

Year staged: 2009

Opening night: 08/10/2009

Theatre Company: The Tricycle Theatre

Staged in: The Tricycle Theatre, latterly The Kiln Theatre

Cast Size: 11

Synopsis

Saul runs a tip top wing – the screws love him for it, prisoners follow his rules and it’s all gravy. But Saul’s number two position is vacant, new inmates are flooding in and everyone’s feeling the heat. No one wants to go to Cat B, but the world on the outside is a different story.

The play was part of the Not Black/Not White season at the Tricycle (now Kiln Theatre). NB: author notes that the exchange between Riz and Yasmin in Part One, Scene Ten, should be spoken completely in Urdu.

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Category B

Publisher: Methuen Drama

Year published: 2009

Original Cast

Jaye Griffiths

Chandra

Sharon Duncan-Brewster

Angela

Karl Collins

Errol

Abhin Galeya

Riz

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

David

John Boyega

Reece

Aml Ameen

Rio

Jimmy Akingbola

Saul

Umi Myers

Voice of Firyal

Marian Haque

Voice of Yasmin

Robert Whitelock

Andy

Production Team

Rosa Maggiora

Designer

Bret Yount

Fights

James Farncombe

Lighting Designer

Tom Lishman

Sound

Sydney Florence

Costume Designer

Paulette Randall

Director

Shaz McGee

Production Manager

Suzanne Crowley

Casting

Gilly Poole

Casting

Additional Materials

Link to Playscript

Playscript

Ref: MPS 12181

British Library

Link to Recording

Recording

Ref: NVAP/09/16

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

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