For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy

'I found a king in me and now I love you. I found a king in you and now I love me'
For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy

About the show

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.

Booking Info

Booking Thursday 29 February - Saturday 4 May, 2024

Ticket Pricing

Tickets From £15

Prices include a £1.50 restoration levy.

Running Time

2hrs 35 mins including interval

Age Recommendation

15+

In an analysis of racism, racial discrimination and racist stereotypes, the show explores a group of characters whose experiences include violence, gang violence and toxic relationships, and forms of trauma including sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence and terminal illness. There are themes of suicide and suicidal ideation throughout.

Book Tickets

In Person

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, London, WC2H 0HH

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Cast

Creative

Ryan Calais Cameron 
Writer & Director
Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu 
Original Director
Anna Reid
Designer
Rory Beaton
Lighting Designer
Nicola T.Chang
Sound Designer & Composer
Theophilus O.Bailey
Movement Director & Choreographer
John Pfumojena
Musical Director & Vocal Arrangement
Tatenda Shamiso
Associate Director
Noemi Daboczi
Associate Designer
Jack Ryan
Associate Lighting Designer
Salvatore Sorce
Vocal Coach
Jade Hackett
Assistant Choreographer
Rukiya Jemmott
Well-Being Practitioner
Constance Oak & Mica Taylor
Company Stage Managers
Jade Hunter
Deputy Stage Manager
Emily Obasohan
Assistant Stage Manager

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