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For Black Boys... Closing Event: Ryan Calais Cameron in conversation with Munya Chawawa

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Tue 28 May 2024

For Black Boys… Closing Event: Ryan Calais Cameron in conversation with Munya Chawawa
Tue 28 May, 2:30pm – 4pm
Garrick Theatre

After four critically-acclaimed, sold-out runs, For Black Boys comes to a close in the West End next week.

To mark the end of the run, join For Black Boys writer Ryan Calais Cameron, actor and comedian Munya Chawawa and guests for an intimate Q&A on stage, as they reflect on the journey of the show, it’s legacy and inspiring the next generation.

This is a free event to celebrate the final week of the production, timed around half-term week, and is open to anybody to come and join in with the celebrations. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the event.


About Ryan…

Ryan Calais Cameron’s Retrograde, was produced at Kiln Theatre, April/May 2023, and was nominated for Evening Standard Award, ’Best Play’ 2023. For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy premiered at New Diorama Theatre, transferring to Royal Court, then Apollo Theatre, West End in March 2023 (producers: Nouveau Riche/Boundless/New Diorama/Royal Court Theatre). At Black British Theatre Awards 2022 it won Best Production Play Award and Best Director Award [co-director]; at The Stage Debut Awards 2022 the ensemble were joint-winners of Best Performer in a Play.

Other productions include Living Newspaper, My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid), (Royal Court Theatre); Human Nurture (Theatre Centre/Crucible Sheffield co-produced UK tour); Queens of Sheba [co-writer] (producers: Nouveau Riche/New Diorama/Soho Theatre) premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and New Diorama, won Edinburgh Untapped Award, The Stage Edinburgh Award, Offie Award for Best Performance Piece. It toured the UK and was revived twice at Soho Theatre before its 2023 run at Chelsea Factory, New York.Also, Typical (Nouveau Riche/Soho Theatre) at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Theatre; Rhapsody won Off West End Adopt A Playwright Award 2018 and was produced at Arcola Theatre (Nouveau Riche); Timbuktu produced at Black Lives Black Words Festival, Bush/Theatre Royal, Stratford East (Nouveau Riche).

Ryan is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Nouveau Riche Theatre Company. He also writes for film and television.


About Munya…

An unparalleled comedian, satirist and political commentor. Munya’s story is not just about comedy; it’s a narrative of resilience, innovation, and the ability to connect with audiences in a profound way. Since he began to put his work online, Munya has become a cultural phenomenon, amassing an astounding one billion views.

In the ever-evolving landscape of comedy, Munya has carved out a unique niche for himself which is as hilarious as it is vital in terms of the questions it raises to those in power in the UK. With sketches featuring iconic characters, Munya is quick on current affairs, British politics, and society, addressing topics including race and class. Born in England, Munya moved to his father’s home country of Zimbabwe as a child before returning, a formative experience which informs much of his work. Munya has not only hosted his own primetime Channel 4 show but has also received a BAFTA nomination for his documentary work, collaborated with Charlie Brooker for Netflix and earned the prestigious title of ‘Presenter of the Year’ at the Royal Television Society Awards.


Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

This is a free event.

Address: Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH

2:30pm – 4pm



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