Cape (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)
It's a simple idea, really.1. Wear a uniform 2. Protect who you love, what you care about 3. Let nothing get in your way Someone mugged Bruce's mum and he is not having it. The shock is still visible in her trembling fingers, rippling out across the calm waters of their lives. He grabs his hoodie, his uniform, his cape and goes out to find the culprit. Smithy wants everyone to stay inside, Uhuru wants everyone out. Tanya thinks it's boyish fun and games until, very suddenly, it isn't.
Inua Ellams was born in Nigeria and now lives and works in London. He is a poet, a graphic artist and designer. His debut play The 14th Tale (Fuel, BAC, Apples & Snakes, London Word Festival) won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2009, toured and ran at the National Theatre in spring 2010. His other work includes Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales (poetry, Flipped Eye Limited), Night Knuckles and Not Writing & Waterfront (poetry, Louis Vuitton), Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars (poetry, Flipped Eye Limited), The ScapeGallow (poetry, Tate Modern), Knight Watch (play, Fuel, Soho Theatre, Oberon Books) and Black T-Shirt Collection (play, Fuel and National Theatre, Oberon Books).