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Elsewhere: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy (West End)
For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy returns to London’s West End in 2024 following three previously sold-out runs.
‘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.
Inspired by Ntozake Shange’s ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf’, 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.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a powerful and deeply moving meditation on Black masculinity and Black life in Britain’ – The Guardian
Following sold-out runs at the Apollo Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and New Diorama Theatre, Ryan Calais Cameron’s Olivier-award nominated, multi award-winning For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy returns to the West End for a limited 9 week run at the Garrick Theatre.
Written and Directed by Ryan Calais Cameron
Original Direction by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu
‘a landmark moment in West End theatre’
‘a tender, joyous show’
British Theatre Guide
British Black List
Date & Time:
Thu 29 Feb – Sat 4 May (excluding Thu 7 Mar)
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Thu & Sat 2.30pm
Performances of For Black Boys… are taking place at the Garrick Theatre
Address: Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
Audio Described: Wed 1 May at 7.30pm
BSL-Interpreted: Mon 1 Apr at 7.30pm
Captioned: Fri 19 Apr at 7.30pm
Choose a date
Thu 29 Feb 7.30pm
Sat 4 May 12.00am