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About For Black Boys...

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - ‘A landmark moment in West End theatre’ - ( The Telegraph)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - ‘A tender, joyous show’ - (Financial Times)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - ‘A powerful and deeply moving meditation on Black masculinity and Black life in Britain’ - (The Guardian)

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy returns to London’s West End in 2024 following three previously sold-out runs.

'I found a king in me and now I love you
I found a king in you and now I love me'

Father figures and fashion tips. Lost loves and jollof rice. African empires and illicit sex. Good days and bad days. Six young Black men meet for group therapy, and let their hearts – and imaginations – run wild.

Inspired by Ntozake Shange's ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf’, For Black Boys... is located on the threshold of joyful fantasy and brutal reality: a world of music, movement, storytelling and verse – where six men clash and connect in a desperate bid for survival.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a powerful and deeply moving meditation on Black masculinity and Black life in Britain’ - The Guardian

Following sold-out runs at the Apollo Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and New Diorama Theatre, Ryan Calais Cameron’s Olivier-Award nominated, multi award- winning For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy returns to the West End for a limited 9 week run at the Garrick Theatre.

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Run time

2hr 35min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

29th February, 2024

End date

1st June, 2024

Categories

Age

Ages 15+ (recommended).

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948 Reviews

Townseru

Townseru

161 Reviews | 30 Followers
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Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want an astutely directed and challenging evening of theatre, that balances out its points with humour.

Don’t see it if you’re easily triggered: this had a longer trigger warning list than any play I recall seeing in the past but an important watch nonetheless

Bacon Jr

Bacon Jr

69 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Epic, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if -

Don’t see it if +

Christal

Christal

8 Reviews | 1 Followers
100
Hilarious, Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if U r a black male there’s probably something you can resonate with so that you know u are not alone. Any one should see it understandingiskey

Don’t see it if You’re offended on other peoples story’s from a different background , or you aren’t willing to learn without being ignorant

ThisisRae

ThisisRae

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Moving, Thought-provoking, Enchanting

See it if If you seek a powerful and thought-provoking theatrical production that tackles the Black experience in Britain head-on.

Don’t see it if If you're in search of a high-budget production, this might not be the show for you as the set design is minimalistic.

Important information

Contains violence, gang violence and toxic relationships, plus forms of trauma including sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence and terminal illness. Themes of suicide and suicidal ideation throughout.

For Black Boys... cast and creative team

By: Ryan Calais Cameron
Director: Ryan Calais Cameron
Design: Anna Reid
Lighting: Rory Beaton
Sound: Nicola T Chang
Other info: Original music by Nicola T Chang, movement direction by Theophilus O. Bailey, musical direction and vocal arrangements by John Pfumojena

Venue

Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0HH

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (3mins)
Directions from tube: (2mins) Follow Charing Cross Road parallel to Leicester Square until you reach the theatre on your left.

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