The joyous thing about Kwame's dramatic writing is the minutely observed detail, a delicious comedic warmth and the way he tempers serious political points with gentle amusement. In my book, it is a much more effective way of delivering a message than hitting the audience over the head with doctrine.
Roy Williams analyses the society in this particular Category B prison with shifts in the power base for both prisoners and warders. When visiting prisons Williams was struck by the almost fatherly approach of some of the warders to the prisoners. His play looks at the interrelating power structures within the men and the prison officers in this community which is also a prison.
American playwright Lynn Nottage's most recent play Fabulation or the Re-education of Undine comes to London's Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. It is a charming comedy which takes a satirical look at a New York business woman's fall from an affluent and privileged life style to one where she is forced to re-examine her materialistic values.