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By Rachel De-lahay.

In his neighbourhood, with his boys, Michael is a king. He's hosting the MC competition at the annual summer carnival. It's the highlight of the social calendar. Everyone will be there to see it; including those Michael would rather distance himself from. Secrets, lies and torn loyalties are exposed in this gritty urban drama exploring prejudice and peer pressure in young black communities.

Directed by Helen Perry

Rachel De-lahay is an exciting new writer who won the 2010 Alfred Fagon Award and the 2012 Writers Guild Award for her Royal Court debut play, 'The Westbridge'. She has been named one of Screen International's 2013 UK Stars of Tomorrow. Rachel is currently under commission with The National Theatre Studio, Film Four, and Birmingham Rep and is part of the BBC Writersroom 10. Her second Royal Court play 'Routes' is on in September 2013. 'Carnival' is her first radio drama.