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

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

Garrick Theatre

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  • Booking until: Saturday, 1 June 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 35min. Incl. 1 interval.
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For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy

Six black men meet in therapy, each telling his life story. A combination of music, verse and movement creates a joyful, poignant performance that balances hope and reality perfectly. Following three sold-out tours, it’s on at the Garrick Theatre from 25th March to 7th May 2024.

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

Inspired by Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, and by Mark Trayvon Martin’s death in 2013, it was crafted in association with New Diorama Theatre and Nouveau Riche.

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy premiered at New Diorama in 2021 then transferred to the Royal Court Theatre. It sold out at the Royal Court and extended thanks to high demand. Then it transferred to the Apollo for a strictly limited six week season in early 2023.

The playwright is Ryan Calais Cameron, whose work earned him a Black British Theatre Award and a place on The Stage’s 2022 25 future stars of UK theatre list, no surprise when the play is so powerful, vibrant, and unforgettable.

The For Black Boys cast and creative team

Set to star in the new run are Tobi King Bakare (I May Destroy You) as Onyx, Shakeel Haakim (making his professional debut) as Pitch, Fela Lufadeju (Standing at the Sky’s Edge) as Jet, Albert Magashi (Dear England) as Sable, Mohammed Mansaray (Much Ado About Nothing) as Obsidian and Posi Morakinyo (Ain’t Too Proud) as Midnight.

The creative team for the production involves Ryan Calais Cameron, original director Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, designer Anna Reid, lighting designer Rory Beaton, sound designer and composer Nicola T Chang, movement director and choreographer Theophilus O Bailey, musical director and vocal arrangement John Pfumojena.

The associate director is Tatenda Shamiso, associate designer Noemi Daboczi, associate lighting designer Jack Ryan, vocal coach Salvatore Sorce, assistant choreographer Jade Hackett, and the company stage managers are Constance Oak and Mica Taylor. The deputy stage manager is Jade Hunter, assistant stage manager Emily Obasohan, wellbeing practitioner Rukiya Jemmott, outreach manager Jade Franks and outreach coordinator Selorm Adonu.

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Playing at Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH GB (venue info)

Garrick Theatre Directions

Age restrictions

Ages 15+ (recommended).

Important information

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.

Performance Times
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 14:00 19:00
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Award-winning play For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy receives West End Transfer Award-winning play For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy receives West End Transfer 19Jan

Award-winning play For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy receives West End Transfer