Following their ★★★★★ (Guardian) hit Typical and multi-award-winning Queens of Sheba, Nouveau Riche are one of the UK’s most exciting theatre companies. Commissioned by New Diorama, co-commissioned by Boundless Theatre, the world premiere of FOR BLACK BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE HUE GETS TOO HEAVY (12 Oct – 6 Nov, 21) is the company’s biggest show to date. Written by Nouveau Riche’s Artistic Director Ryan Calais Cameron and directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, this landmark new play 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.
‘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. A profound and playful new work from multi-award-winning company Nouveau Riche and playwright Ryan Calais Cameron, whose 2021 film Typical was heralded as a landmark event in digital theatre. World premiere. Commissioned by New Diorama Theatre. Co-commissioned by Boundless Theatre.