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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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Assisted Performances
Friday 19th April 2024, 7:30pm – Captioned performance
Wednesday 1st May 2024, 7:30pm – Audio Described performance

Run time

2 hours and 35 minutes, including interval.

Start date

February 29th, 2024

End date

June 1st, 2024

Categories

Plays, Drama, Transfer, West End

Age

Age recommendation: 15+

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking
95
Must See!

545 reviews on Show-Score

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Townseru
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense
82 / 100
Frx
Incredibly well-acted, Character driven, Surprisingly funny, Clever, Absorbing
84 / 100
Kariss
Must see, Intense, Insipid, Great writing, Great acting
83 / 100
Bacon Jr
Epic, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing
100 / 100

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.

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:30 PM
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday-7:30 PM
Thursday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Sunday--

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