“No one. No dark knight in shining armour. Went through all my twenties thinking ‘don’t worry he’ll come.’ I’m almost forty now, and he still hasn’t, has he?”
David is in love with King. But King is a superhero.
After an unexpected encounter David plunges himself into a world of sex, drugs and hero worship in the hope of being rescued, until fantasy and reality merge with devastating consequences.
Danny Lee Wynter’s debut play, directed by Daniel Evans, is a brutal, unflinching and funny portrait of one man’s life spiralling out of control, in an age where our idols are Kings and our superheroes Gods.
Post-show Talk Tue 28 March
A Q&A with writer Danny Lee Wynter. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.
“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
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 20 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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If you are a wheelchair user, please contact the Box Office who can assist you in booking the best tickets. Find out more about access tickets and seating.
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)
Relaxed Environment: Sat 22 April at 2.30pm
Photo by Ajamu X
Concept by Louise Richardson
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