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For Black Boys...

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February 29 - March 7, 2024

It's a mosaic of young British black men's experience, often laugh-out-loud funny and physically exuberant, occasionally poetic, but with a recurring undertow of dread.

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Why See For Black Boys...?

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West End Transfer

Nominated for two 2023 Olivier Awards!

Returning to the West End following its sold-out, Olivier-nominated run in early 2023, this extraordinary new play makes an additional West End bow in February 2024. Through a mesmerising display of music, movement and verse, Nouveau Riche and playwright Ryan Calais Cameron's For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy presents a story of six young black men in group therapy. From merrily swapping fashion tips to experiences of profound sadness, For Black Boys... offers a window into black masculinity and identity in a freeform style that captures the imagination from the very first scene.

Commissioned by New Diorama Theatre, the production quickly moved to The Royal Court's mainstage, where it received widespread raves from audiences and critics. Don't miss your chance to catch this smart, thought-provoking show as it opens at the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited run from February 2024!

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Dates

Previews from: 29 February 2024

Opening night: 7 March 2024

Audience

15+

Run time

Two hours 35 with interval

MASKS

You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Fela Lufadeju as Jet
Posi Morakinyo as Midnight
Tobi King Bakare  as Onyx
Mohammed Mansaray as Obsidian
Shakeel Haakim as Pitch
Albert Magashi as Sable

Creative

Written and directed by Ryan Calais Cameron
(Original director - Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu)

Design by Anna Reid
Sound Design/ Composition by  Nicola Chang
Lighting Design by Rory Beaton
Musical Direction & Vocal Coaching by John Pfumojena
Movement Direction by Theophilus O. Bailey
Associate Sound Design by Jahmiko Marshall
Production Dramatherapist - Wabriya King

Awards

Olivier Awards, 2023 Nominations

Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Mark Akintimehin, Emmanuel Akwafo, Nnabiko Ejimofor, Darragh Hand, Aruna Jalloh and Kaine Lawrence
Best New Play

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