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The five star sold-out transfer from The Royal Court returns to the West End for a limited run.
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About For Black Boys...

Discover what it means to be a Black British man in today's society, and book For Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy tickets on TodayTix.

When the For Black Boys play premiered in 2021, the show received high praise: a five-star review in The Stage praised everything “literally and metaphorically… how wonderful that more people get to receive this message that Black boys are beautiful and valuable.”

For Black Boys is nominated for two Oliviers: Best New Play, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (for Mark Akintimehin, Emmanuel Akwafo, Nnabiko Ejimofor, Darragh Hand, Aruna Jalloh, Kaine Lawrence). All six cast members return for For Black Boys London performances.

In Ryan Calais Cameron's play, six young Black men meet for group therapy sessions. As they open up to each other, they let their hearts and their imaginations run wild. All they want is the opportunity to survive in a complicated world. Sure, there’s tough conversations to be had, but there’s also joy in reflection and reconciliation.

Run time

2hr 35min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

29th February, 2024

End date

1st June, 2024



Ages 15+ (recommended).

Production note
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.
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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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Bacon Jr

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

See it if -

Don’t see it if +



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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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.

More information about For Black Boys...

The For Black Boys play honors Ntozake Shange’s influential play, For Colored Girls. While the original focuses on the lives of African-American women, For Black Boys captures what it means to be a Black man in 21st-century Britain. However, American events inspired playwright Ryan Calais Cameron to create this story. Trayvon Martin's death in 2013 motivated Cameron to write a thought-provoking play to show that black lives matter.

"[This is] a momentous occasion for my community and those who have taken the show into their hearts. We really hope this show will drastically change the commercial theatre landscape by ensuring theatre is for everyone and reflects our society," said Cameron. For Black Boys plays at the Garrick Theatre.

Frequently asked questions

What is For Black Boys... 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.

Which theatre is For Black Boys... at?

For Black Boys... is at London's Garrick Theatre.

What is the running time of For Black Boys...?

For Black Boys... runs for 2hr 35min. Incl. 1 interval.

How do you get tickets for For Black Boys...?

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What is the age recommendation for For Black Boys...?

Ages 15+ (recommended).

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