Interview with Ryan Calais Cameron | For Black Boys… returns to the West End

Interview by: Sophia A Jackson
Published: Wenesday 22 November 2023, 10am

Ryan Calais Cameron’s award-winning For Black Boys who Considered Suicide When the Hue gets too Heavy, will be returning for its second West End run in February 2024. It will play for nine weeks at the Garrick Theatre

Conceived in the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2013, the production was developed over the course of the last decade with young Black men and mental health groups – For Black Boys places their stories front and centre. 

The production, which was nominated for Best Play at the 2023 Olivier Awards is returning to the West End following three previous sold-out runs, the latest at the Apollo Theatre earlier this year. 

About For Black Boys…
Good Days, Bad Days  Father figures and fashion tips. Lost loves, jollof rice and African empires. Located on the threshold of joyful fantasy and brutal reality: a world of music, movement, story-telling and verse, the play follows six young Black men as they meet for group therapy, clashing and connecting in a desperate bid for survival. For Black Boys… is inspired by Ntozake Shange’s seminal work For Coloured Girls Who Have considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf.

NEED TO KNOW: For Black Boys returns to the West End in February 2024 and will play at the Garrick Theatre | See listing