By Danny Lee Wynter

BLACK SUPERHERO Top / Details / Extras / The Company
Thu 16 Mar - Sat 29 Apr 2023

“Polyamorists. They’re like the billionaires of romance. Most of us can’t get one boyfriend, they get several”

David is in love with King but who isn’t? King’s a Superhero. King is In. His. Prime.

Danny Lee Wynter’s debut play is a superbly funny, thought-provoking and sexy tale of unrequited love.

After an unexpected encounter, David plunges himself into a world of sex, drugs and hero worship in the hope of being rescued, and you know that his mates have an opinion (or five) about it.

Directed by Daniel Evans, BLACK SUPERHERO is a long overdue depiction of the Black, queer experience and sees Wynter firmly establishing himself as an exciting new voice to watch out for.

It is with deep regret we have to announce that due to personal circumstances, Danny Lee Wynter has taken the difficult decision to withdraw from performing the role of David in BLACK SUPERHERO. The role of David will now be played by Lewis Brown.

★ ★ ★ ★

“Robust and energetic - a seductive debut. Part satire, part serious drama, Danny Lee Wynter’s story of gay love and acting slowly reveals its emotional powers.”

The Guardian | Arifa Akbar Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

“Radical and exciting. A funny and unflinching exploration of Black masculinity.”

The Independent | Nicole Vassell Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

"A sexy show… Danny Lee Wynter proves himself a natural-born playwright."

Metro | Hugh Montgomery

"BLACK SUPERHERO is hot. Very hot. An ambitious, sexy play about a queer life in crisis."

Pink News | Reiss Smith Read full review

“Lively, full of punchy dialogue and quippy one-liners. Wynter’s voice is an exciting one, and BLACK SUPERHERO a unique exploration of blackness and queerness."

Evening Standard | Farah Najib

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Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.30pm  (except 21 March, 7pm) 

Thu & Sat matinees: 2.30pm (from 23 March) 

Age recommendation: 16+.

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes, including an interval.

This show contains haze, loud music, flashing lights, smoking on stage and nudity. Please see Content Warnings or Self-Care Guide below for more information.

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Captioned: Wed 12 April, Weds 19 April at 7.30pm & Thu 27 April at 2.30pm

Audio Described: Sat 29 April at 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm) 

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Relaxed Environment: Sat 22 April at 2.30pm

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Concept by Louise Richardson


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