Plays 3: Fallout; Slow Time; Days of Significance; Absolute Beginners (Contemporary Dramatists)
Roy Williams has a deserved reputation as one of the mostexciting young writers whose plays have electrified the sort ofaudiences most theatres rarely see: streetwise urban youth. 'Hisplays have brought the experience of black urban youth onto thestage' (Observer).This third collection of plays,introduced by the author, showcases the diversity, the moralprobing and the fine ear for authentic dialogue characteristic ofhis writing:Fallout: first produced in 2003 the play focuses on theaftermath of the killing of a teenager.Slow Time was commissioned and developed by theNational Theatre's Education Department and toured to Londonschools. Set in a young offender's institution the play depictsthree young men and their fight to survive.Days of Significance was produced by the RSC in 2007and is revived at the Tricycle Theatre, London in March 2008. Itwas described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the best new playof the year ... that powerfully caught the debased spirit of ourtimes.'Absolute Beginners - a stage adaptation of the seminalnovel of adolescence set in 1958 London - produced at the LyricHammersmith May 07: 'bags of energy and highly watchable' DailyMail.