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

Garrick Theatre

Ryan Calais Cameron’s Olivier Award-nominated play about six Black men who meet in therapy returns after a sold-out 2023 run.

For Black Boys Tickets: The Sold-out Sensation Returns

After three sold-out seasons in London including a previous West End run, hit play For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide returns. This deeply affecting and poetic exploration of young Black men’s mental health and life experiences blew audiences away and was hailed as “seriously powerful theatre” (Time Out). Discover its joyful, soul-searching story for yourself with tickets at the Garrick Theatre.

About For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide

Six young Black men meet up in group therapy and discuss everything: father figures, fashion, African empires, lost loves and jollof rice. Good days, bad days and everything in between are thrown into the ring as they let their imaginations flourish and connections grow. Lingering on the threshold between hopeful fantasy and brutal reality, For Black Boys combines music, movement, poetry and confessional storytelling as these six men clash, connect, survive and thrive.

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide is inspired by American playwright Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf and was originally written by Ryan Calais Cameron in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death in 2013. Drawing on real focus groups, this groundbreaking play bares its soul and resonates deeply.

A Compelling and Exuberant West End Hit

This powerful play has enjoyed a remarkable journey from the small New Diorama Theatre, a haven for new writing, to the Royal Court Theatre and finally to the West End. It played a sold-out season at the Apollo Theatre in 2023, where it was nominated for an Olivier Award. had such a huge impact that you now have a second chance to experience it in the heart of London’s Theatreland.

Not only is it an audience hit, For Black Boys has also been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play, and critics have raved about it: “powerful and deeply moving” (The Guardian), “exquisite” (Culture Whisper) and “game-changing” (Afridiziak) are just some of the plaudits it has earned!

Book For Black Boys Tickets at the Garrick Theatre Now

This vibrant play is back thanks to huge audience demand and remains one of the biggest word-of-mouth sensations of the last few years. Don’t miss out on seeing For Black Boys as it returns for a strictly limited season in 2024 - it’s a show that everyone will be talking about!

Sorry this show closed 01 June 2024, we recommend these similar productions.

A View From the Bridge
Performance dates:
31 May 2024 - 01 Jun 2024
Running time:
2 hours and 35 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 15+
Audience Notes:
This production explores themes of racism and discrimination, with discussion of violence, gang violence and toxic relationships, sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence and terminal illness. There are themes of suicide and suicidal ideation throughout.

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

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User Reviews


This is my third time seeing this show, but first time with this new cast. It was enjoyable, funny, emotive and strong all at the same time. I preferred the previous cast for their deeper moving delivery, but this was still good. Would highly recomme Read more

Performance date: 01 May 2024

Really powerful, yet funny and human. The end had me sobbing. Only deducted a star as there’s no storyline as such but also it does flow nicely but I just love a storyline, call me old fashioned! Everyone should see this show.

Performance date: 27 April 2024

The show was brilliant. It had everything, great acting, laughter, music, dancing & thought provoking, emotional & touching content

Performance date: 02 May 2024
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