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Join a group of Black British men as they reveal themselves to each other.
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About For Black Boys...

Following performances at New Diorama Theatre and the Royal Court, the groundbreaking drama For Black Boys plays a West End season. Book For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy tickets on London Theatre.

When six young Black men meet for group therapy sessions, they collectively become each other's safe space. Away from a judgmental society, the sextet comfortably talk and reflect on their father figures, as well as fashion, sex, and food. Follow Onyx, Pitch, Jet, Sable, Obsidian, and Midnight as they explore what it means to be Black in 21st-century Britain.

Cameron devised the For Black Boys play in honour of Trayvon Martin’s unlawful death in 2013. It’s inspired by Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls, instead focusing on Black British men rather than African American women.

The For Black Boys London play serves as a powerful reminder that not everyone has a shared experience; each person has a different story that’s worth telling.

For Black Boys Olivier Awards

For Black Boys was nominated for two Oliviers in 2023: Best New Play and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (for Mark Akintimehin, Emmanuel Akwafo, Nnabiko Ejimofor, Darragh Hand, Aruna Jalloh, Kaine Lawrence).

Tickets to For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy are available now on London Theatre. Book For Black Boys tickets on London Theatre today.

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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948 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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69 Reviews | 4 Followers
Epic, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if -

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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



14 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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Our Review

'For Black Boys' review — Ryan Calais Cameron’s show remains a beautiful piece of theatre

5 of 5
08 Mar 2024, 12:05
Read our five-star review of Ryan Calais Cameron’s For Black Boys..., starring a new cast and now in performances at the Garrick Theatre to 4 May.

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


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.

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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.

How long is For Black Boys...?

The running time of For Black Boys... is 2hr 35min. Incl. 1 interval.

Where is For Black Boys... playing?

For Black Boys... is playing at Garrick Theatre. The theatre is located in 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH.

What's the age requirement for For Black Boys...?

The recommended age for For Black Boys... is Ages 15+ (recommended)..

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

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