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

Garrick Theatre, West End, from 29 Feb 2024


'I found a king in me and now I love you
I found a king in you and now I love me'

Following sold out runs at New Diorama, Royal Court Theatre and Apollo Theatre, the award winning For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy returns to the West End for another limited run in spring 2024.

Father figures and fashion tips. Lost loves and jollof rice. African empires and illicit sex. Good days and bad days. Six young Black men meet for group therapy, and let their hearts – and imaginations – run wild.

For Black Boys... is located on the threshold of joyful fantasy and brutal reality: a world of music, movement, storytelling and verse – where six men clash and connect in a desperate bid for survival.

★★★★★ 'A powerful and deeply moving meditation on Black masculinity and Black life in Britain' The Guardian

★★★★★ 'A landmark moment in West End theatre' The Telegraph

★★★★★ 'A tender, joyous show' Financial Times

From multi-award-winners Nouveau Riche and playwright Ryan Calais Cameron. Commissioned & originally co-produced by New Diorama, co-commissioned by Boundless Theatre.

Quotes & Reviews


★★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★★ The Telgraph
★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ The Independent
★★★★★ Daily Mail
★★★★★ The i
★★★★★ Metro
★★★★★ Adfridiziak
★★★★★ Broadway World
★★★★★ British Black List
★★★★★ Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ Arts Desk

The Company

About Nouveau Riche:

Nouveau Riche is a diverse, multi-award-winning creative movement led by artistic director Ryan Calais Cameron. The company's 2019 play Typical sold out its Edinburgh Fringe run and was filmed for Soho on Demand during lockdown. Previous show Queens of Sheba won the Underbelly & New Diorama Untapped Award for its Edinburgh run before touring.

The development of For Black Boys was supported through Boundless Accelerator, a creative development programme from Boundless Theatre funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation.

Creative Team:

Writer & director: Ryan Calais Cameron
Original director: Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu
Designer: Anna Reid
Sound Designer / Composer: Nicola Chang
Lighting Designer: Rory Beaton
Musical Director & Vocal Coach: John Pfumojena
Movement Director: Theophilus O. Bailey

Cast & Creatives



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