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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

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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546 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
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Epic, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing
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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.
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


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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Assisted Performances
Friday 19th April 2024, 7:30pm – Captioned performance
Wednesday 1st May 2024, 7:30pm – Audio Described performance

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:30 PM
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday-7:30 PM
Thursday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM

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 2 hours and 35 minutes, including 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.

How much do tickets cost for For Black Boys...?

Tickets for For Black Boys... start at £25.

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

The recommended age for For Black Boys... is Age recommendation: 15+.

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

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