'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 and the Royal Court Theatre, the award winning For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy transfers to the West End for a limited 6 week run.
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.
From multi-award-winners Nouveau Riche and playwright Ryan Calais Cameron. Commissioned by New Diorama, co-commissioned by Boundless Theatre.
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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.
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 - Goodson
Associate Sound Designer: Jahmiko Marshall
Production Dramatherapist: Wabriya King
JET - Nnabiko Ejimofor
MIDNIGHT - Kaine Lawrence
ONYX - Mark Akintimehin
OBSIDIAN -Aruna Jalloh
PITCH - Emmanuel Akwafo
SABLE - Darragh Hand
(L-R Clockwise) Aruna Jalloh, Emmanuel Akwafo, Darragh Hand, Mark Akintimehin, Nnabiko Ejimofor and Kaine Lawrence.