The Royal Court Theatre, Nouveau Riche and New Diorama Theatre production

Elsewhere: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy (West End)

by Ryan Calais Cameron

Elsewhere: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy (West End) Top / Details / Extras / The Company
Sat 25 Mar - Sun 07 May From £15

Following its sold out runs at the Royal Court Theatre and New Diorama ​Theatre, the award-winning For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy transfers to the West End for a limited 6-week run.


‘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.   

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. 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"What a joyous, sad, beautiful piece it is — muscular, vibrant, deeply tender."

Financial Times

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Beyond beautiful...There is trauma, swagger, laughter, and above all there is love. It’s almost overwhelmingly moving."

The i

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Simply put, this is an exquisite show. If you see one show this month, see For Black Boys. It’s hard not to be moved by this elegant and raw ensemble performance."

Culture Whisper

★ ★ ★ ★

"Uproariously funny... tender, poignant."

The Times

★ ★ ★ ★

"Hilarious but also very moving...There’s a whole lot of joy to savour here."

Evening Standard

★ ★ ★ ★

"Writer Ryan Calais Cameron's script is courageous to tackle such demanding themes in a loving and conscientious way. His poetry is light and playful even when it examines heavy themes and visceral trauma."

Broadway World

★ ★ ★ ★

"Lively and meaningful...One of its triumphs is to demonstrate that there is no homogenous experience of blackness."


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Apollo Theatre

Performances of For Black Boys… are taking place at the Apollo Theatre.

Address: Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ

Access Performances

Audio Described: Sat 29 April at 2.30pm

BSL-Interpreted: Wed 3 May at 7.30pm

Captioned: Thurs 4 May at 7.30pm

For more information about the venue click here.

For information about accessibility at the venue click here.


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Sat 25 Mar 7.30pm

Sun 7 May 11.00pm