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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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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.

Assisted Performances
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

June 1st, 2024


Age recommendation: 15+

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Audiences Say
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking
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550 reviews on Show-Score

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense
82 / 100
Incredibly well-acted, Character driven, Surprisingly funny, Clever, Absorbing
84 / 100
Must see, Intense, Insipid, Great writing, Great acting
83 / 100
Bacon Jr
Epic, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing
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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.

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 2 hours and 35 minutes, including interval..

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

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

Age recommendation: 15+

How much are tickets for For Black Boys...?

For Black Boys... tickets start at £23.

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