joe guyautumn 2007, Soho Theatre | New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich
joe guy is Roy Williams’ powerful portrayal of the tensions between Caribbean and African communities in today’s Britain.
As a young man, Joseph is taunted by the cooler British-Caribbean kids for his accent and his humility. Ditching his Ghanaian heritage, Joseph becomes Joe, an icon of urban Black identity. Premier League clubs, venal agents and one-night women all want a piece, but one night in a hotel room with the lovely Lauren and it all gets out of control. As the abyss opens, joe discovers how much he has lost and how little of him remains.
Presented in partnership with Soho Theatre and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich.