For Black Boys West End run extended due to popular demand

Published on Wed 20 Mar 2024

Today, the Royal Court Theatre and Nimax Theatres announce an extension to the current limited run of For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy for a further 4 weeks due to public demand and renewed critical acclaim. Tickets are now on sale for performances up to 1 June 2024 at the Garrick Theatre.

The hit show welcomed six new cast members for its West End return: Tobi King Bakare, Shakeel Haakim making his professional debut, Fela Lufadeju, Albert Magashi, Mohammed Mansaray and Posi Morakinyo who starred in the iconic roles of Onyx, Pitch, Jet, Sable, Obsidian and Midnight respectively.

Directed by Ryan Calais Cameron, the brand-new ensemble garnered renewed critical acclaim for their performances, bringing their own interpretation and lived experiences to their respective roles. All six have infused a fresh dynamic and energy to this transformative theatrical experience which uniquely mixes music, movement, storytelling and verse.

Writer Ryan Calais Cameron was inspired by Ntozake Shange’s seminal work For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf. For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy is located on the threshold of joyful fantasy and brutal reality where six men clash and connect in a desperate bid for survival

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Cover artwork by Myah Jeffers.