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

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

Following its sold out runs at the Royal Court Theatre and New Diorama 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.

Important Information

Age recommendation: 15+

For Black Boys contains strong themes which some people may find difficult.

There will be a post show Q & A on 28th March and 27th April.

Assisted Performances:
Captioned Performance - Thursday 4th May 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance - Saturday 29th April 2.30pm

Age Restrictions

Age recommendation: 15+

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Sat 25th March 2023 until Sun 7th May 2023.

Show times for each day are below.














Apollo Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus

Directions Icon Directions from Piccadilly Circus :

The Apollo Theatre is situated on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London, close to Piccadilly Circus tube station.

Parking Icon Car park: Brewer Street (2mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Apollo Theatre

Air conditioned


Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop


Wheelchair accessible

Apollo Theatre Location

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
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For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy

Apollo Theatre, London

Running until: Sun 7th May 2023

Running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes, including interval.