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

EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND. NOW PLAYING UNTIL 1 JUNE.

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

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy is back in the West End and has extended due to popular demand and plays until 1 June.

Booking 
Thursday 29 February – Saturday 1 June, 2024

Tickets From
£20
Prices include a £1.50 restoration levy.

Show Times
Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm

Running Time
Approx 2hrs 10 mins including interval

Theatre
Garrick Theatre

Age Recommendation
15+
In an analysis of racism, racial discrimination and racist stereotypes, the show explores a group of characters whose experiences include violence, gang violence and toxic relationships, and forms of trauma including sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence and terminal illness. There are themes of suicide and suicidal ideation throughout.
Click here to view the access and self-care guide for this performance.

This production contains the following effects
Strobe, Haze, and Loud Music

PERFORMANCES

Booking 
Thursday 29 February – Saturday 1 June, 2024

Show Times
Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm

Running Time
Approx 2hrs 10 mins including interval

Theatre
Garrick Theatre

Age Recommendation
15+
In an analysis of racism, racial discrimination and racist stereotypes, the show explores a group of characters whose experiences include violence, gang violence and toxic relationships, and forms of trauma including sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence and terminal illness. There are themes of suicide and suicidal ideation throughout.
Click here to view the access and self-care guide for this performance.

This production contains the following effects
Strobe
Haze
Loud music

Post Show Q&A with For Black Boys… writer and director Ryan Calais Cameron
Wednesday 6 March, 7.30pm
Thursday 25 April, 7.30pm

Access Performances
Wednesday 1 May, 7.30pm Audio Described
Monday 1 April, 7.30pm BSL
Friday 19 April, 7.30pm Captioned

TICKETS FROM

£20
Prices include a £1.50 restoration levy.

GROUPS

Groups Rate 10+
£29.50 valid for all performances.
Valid all price bands

School Groups 10+
£15 valid Monday – Friday performances, plus 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students booked.
All Price Bands Except Band A

All groups rates are subject to availability, and exclusions may apply.
Contact our helpful Groups team for more details.
Email: groups@nimaxtheatres.com
Call: 0330 333 4817
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm

VISITING THE VENUE

Box Office Opening Hours – 12pm – 8pm (on performance days)

Email: boxoffice@nimaxtheatres.com
Phone:  0330 333 4811
Web: www.nimaxtheatres.com

The Garrick Theatre opens 45 minutes before the start of each performance.

The Garrick Theatre is located on Charing Cross Road, near to Leicester Square in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.

If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme. Save 50% off parking with Q-Park (after 12pm and for up to 4 hours). Customers must book parking in advance here.

Address
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH.

Tube
Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly), Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo), Embankment (District, Circle)