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About For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy

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.

Assisted Performances Monday 1st April 2024, 7:30pm – BSL performance Friday 19th April 2024, 7:30pm – Captioned performance Wednesday 1st May 2024, 7:30pm – Audio Described performance

Run time

2 hours and 35 minutes, including interval.

Start date

February 29th, 2024

End date

May 4th, 2024

Categories

Plays, Transfer, Drama, West End, Theatre Week

Age

Age recommendation: 15+

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great acting
94
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Townseru
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense
82 / 100
Frx
Incredibly well-acted, Character driven, Surprisingly funny, Clever, Absorbing
84 / 100
Kariss
Must see, Intense, Insipid, Great writing, Great acting
83 / 100
Bacon Jr
Epic, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing
100 / 100
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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 Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy 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

Venue

Garrick Theatre

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

Directions

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.

Show schedule

Day of weekMatinee
Monday7:30 PM
Tuesday7:30 PM
Wednesday7:30 PM
Thursday-
Friday7:30 PM
Saturday7:30 PM
Sunday-

Frequently asked questions

What is For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy about?

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.

What is the length of For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy ?

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy is 2 hours and 35 minutes, including interval..

Where is For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy ?

Garrick Theatre.

What's the price for For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy tickets?

The price for tickets to For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy starts at £19.

How old do children need to be to see For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy ?

Age recommendation: 15+

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