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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - ‘A landmark moment in West End theatre’ - ( The Telegraph)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - ‘A tender, joyous show’ - (Financial Times)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - ‘A powerful and deeply moving meditation on Black masculinity and Black life in Britain’ - (The Guardian)

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy returns to London’s West End in 2024 following three previously sold-out runs.

'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.

Inspired by Ntozake Shange's ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf’, 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

Following sold-out runs at the Apollo Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and New Diorama Theatre, Ryan Calais Cameron’s Olivier-Award nominated, multi award- winning For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy returns to the West End for a limited 9 week run at the Garrick Theatre.

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Assisted Performances
Friday 19th April 2024, 7:30pm – Captioned performance
Wednesday 1st May 2024, 7:30pm – Audio Described performance

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.

Age Restrictions

Age recommendation: 15+

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 1st June 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

2.30pm
7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

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Garrick Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Leicester Square

Directions Icon Directions from Leicester Square :

(2mins) Follow Charing Cross Road parallel to Leicester Square until you reach the theatre on your left.

Parking Icon Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (3mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Garrick Theatre

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Garrick Theatre Location

2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
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For Black Boys...

Garrick Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 1st June 2024

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