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About For Black Boys...

See how fantasies and realities collide in For Black Boys, a play that speaks to living as a Black man in 21st-century Britain. The Olivier-nominated play heads back to the West End for two months only — book For Black Boys tickets on Box Office.

Ntozake Shange’s seminal 1974 play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, inspires Ryan Calais Cameron’s touching play. In his British-set adaptation, the action centres around six Black men, all named after different shades of black.

As they find a safe space in therapy sessions, they share their struggles with mental health and the complexities of the Black experience. Watch their hearts and imaginations run wild, and join them in their desperate bid for survival.

With its frank and honest approach to difficult topics, this play is a powerful reminder of the importance of empathy and understanding in a world that often seems divided. The Evening Standard hailed For Black Boys a “mosaic of young British black men’s experience, often laugh-out-loud funny and physically exuberant [and] occasionally poetic.”

After a hit West End premiere at the Apollo Theatre, For Black Boys in London makes a jubilant return in spring 2024.

Run time

2hr 35min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

29th February, 2024

End date

1st June, 2024



Ages 15+ (recommended).

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947 Reviews



161 Reviews | 30 Followers
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want an astutely directed and challenging evening of theatre, that balances out its points with humour.

Don’t see it if you’re easily triggered: this had a longer trigger warning list than any play I recall seeing in the past but an important watch nonetheless

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69 Reviews | 4 Followers
Epic, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

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8 Reviews | 1 Followers
Hilarious, Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if U r a black male there’s probably something you can resonate with so that you know u are not alone. Any one should see it understandingiskey

Don’t see it if You’re offended on other peoples story’s from a different background , or you aren’t willing to learn without being ignorant



13 Reviews | 0 Followers
Moving, Thought-provoking, Enchanting

See it if If you seek a powerful and thought-provoking theatrical production that tackles the Black experience in Britain head-on.

Don’t see it if If you're in search of a high-budget production, this might not be the show for you as the set design is minimalistic.

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Important information

Contains violence, gang violence and toxic relationships, plus forms of trauma including sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence and terminal illness. Themes of suicide and suicidal ideation throughout.

For Black Boys... cast and creative team

By: Ryan Calais Cameron
Director: Ryan Calais Cameron
Design: Anna Reid
Lighting: Rory Beaton
Sound: Nicola T Chang
Other info: Original music by Nicola T Chang, movement direction by Theophilus O. Bailey, musical direction and vocal arrangements by John Pfumojena


Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0HH


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (3mins)
Directions from tube: (2mins) Follow Charing Cross Road parallel to Leicester Square until you reach the theatre on your left.


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