Black Superhero
Closed 2h 20m
Black Superhero
68

Black Superhero London Reviews and Tickets

68%
(14 Ratings)
Positive
57%
Mixed
36%
Negative
7%
Members say
Ambitious, Funny, Confusing, Entertaining, Great acting

About the Show

Danny Lee Wynter’s debut play following a man whose life is spinning out of control.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (14)

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61 Reviews | 2 Followers
85
Confusing, Refreshing, Unfocused, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You like contemporary drama, lively productions, fantasy and rawness.

Don't see it if You don’t like swearing or sexual explicitness on stage. You want a clear plot with no distractions. Read more

184 Reviews | 31 Followers
80
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you love queer or physiological stories

Don't see it if your wanting a happy ending

139 Reviews | 4 Followers
75
Great cast!, Funny, Social environment, Race & prejudices, Love & friendship

See it if you enjoy Engaging storytelling with a focus on love community wellbeing & the complexities of life Winning performance #LewisBrown

Don't see it if you prefer a plot in the storyline. It’s busy with many issues & emotions & dream sequences.

91 Reviews | 6 Followers
75
Profound, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You like: relevant and funny plays discussing race, LGBTQ issues, ... Black queerness takes center stage. Gay culture well captured.

Don't see it if You don’t care for the topics that the play focuses on. You like plays with a great staging production. Read more

102 Reviews | 5 Followers
72
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you want to see a modern play centring black gay men and their experiences. You are interested in the weaknesses we all feel.

Don't see it if you are not prepared to see gay love on stage, not much is left to guess work. (the person next to me left in the interval) Read more

59 Reviews | 0 Followers
70
Relevant, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy thinking about what you're seeing, and like contemporary black queer stories

Don't see it if you like being spoon fed stories/grey characters

88 Reviews | 2 Followers
62
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like queer theatre and a good play.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or racist!!

98 Reviews | 5 Followers
56
Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a play that tackles race and LGBT and sexual issues in an interesting way

Don't see it if The above doesn’t interest you or you find it follow at times confusing story. Triggering scenes throughout

Critic Reviews (14)

BroadwayWorld
March 22nd, 2023

“Despite its flaws, Daniel Evans' crisp direction keeps the tone buoyant balancing the comedic elements with serious intrigue. Lee Wynter's central performance is endearingly charming, effortlessly whipping up poignant rapport with Rochenda Sandall's Syd”
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Time Out London
March 22nd, 2023

"‘Black Superhero’ is messy and over-ambitious, but it’s empathetic and perceptive. "
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The Guardian (UK)
March 22nd, 2023

“The play’s story meanders – deliberately it seems – and does not have enough of a trajectory, while the writing is also unruly, rendering the play quite disjointed as a whole...but there is enough intelligence and originality to make this a seductive debut.”
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The Times (UK)
March 22nd, 2023

"The first night audience may have cheered it on, but this debut play joins a long list of Court productions that seem more interested in striking a righteous pose...by the end, you leave feeling you have been eavesdropping on an overlong therapy session."
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WhatsOnStage
March 22nd, 2023

"The entire cast are strong and convincing. Yet it remains a frustrating evening, full of potential, but lacking in superpower."
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London Theatre
March 24th, 2023

"This is the kind of nervy, up-for-anything play that the [Royal] Court exists to do and has strangely shied away from in recent months in favour of one show or another that functioned as staged apologies of sorts."
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The Stage (UK)
March 22nd, 2023

“If Wynter’s play lacks dramatic muscle, it wears a thoughtful expression beneath its mask – and it’s spikily entertaining.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
March 22nd, 2023

“While the tone of the show changes as it progresses, the one constant is the sheer quality of the production. Capturing your attention immediately and retaining it throughout, there is much to enjoy about this play which proves why stories like this deserve to always be in the spotlight, front and centre.”
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