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

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See one of London’s most talked-about new shows with For Black Boys play tickets

After three sold-out seasons and an Olivier Award nomination, Ryan Calais Cameron’s stunning For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide returns to the West End for a second, strictly limited, season in 2024. This poetic and powerful story about a group of Black men who meet in group therapy captured theatregoers’ attention during its last run, so book early to see it at the Garrick Theatre

In therapy, six young Black men meet and talk. They talk about father figures, fashion, broken relationships, African empires, sex, jollof rice. They talk about their good days and their bad days, and in the four walls of their meeting, their imaginations run wild with possibility. 

For Black Boys play premiered at London’s New Diorama Theatre in 2021 and was a huge word-of-mouth hit before transferring for two more seasons: one at the Royal Court Theatre and one at the Apollo Theatre. Fusing poetry, music, movement and resonant storytelling, its characters clash, connect and try to survive with captivating results. 

The show has received huge audience and critical acclaim, selling out and earning five-star reviews that hailed it a “juggernaut that deserves to attract the masses” (The Guardian) and an “exhilarating […] feelgood show that plumbs the depths” (The Telegraph). 

The For Black Boys play is written by Ryan Calais Cameron, a playwright, actor and director whose other credits include Retrograde at Kiln Theatre. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play after For Black Boys’ initial West End season and also directs the production. 

This dynamic, poignant show is the best of new writing in London theatre, and has drawn crowds in night after night across three different theatres already! Don’t miss the For Black Boys play as it returns for just six weeks in spring 2024. 

Child friendly?

The For Black Boys play age rating is 12+. The show covers themes of racism and discrimination, discussion of violence, gang violence and toxic relationships, sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence and terminal illness. There are also themes of suicide and suicidal ideation throughout the play.