debbie tucker green’s random is a solo drama for a female actor, about the killing of a black schoolboy. It was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London, on 7 March 2008.
random follows a day in the life of a black London family, with a focus on the minutiae of domestic life until their lives are shattered by a random act of violence when one of them becomes the victim of a knife crime.
The play is intended to be performed by one black actress, with lines attributed to characters including Sister, Brother, Mum, Dad, Teacher and others.
The Royal Court premiere was directed by Sacha Wares and performed by Nadine Marshall.
The play was revived for the Royal Court's Theatre Local season at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre on 3 March 2010 in a production directed by Sacha Wares and performed by Seroca Davis.
A television adaptation for Channel 4, directed by debbie tucker green and starring Nadine Marshall alongside an expanded cast, was first broadcast on 23 August 2011. It went on to win a BAFTA for Best Single Drama.