See it if you love queer or physiological stories
Don't see it if your wanting a happy ending
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
See it if It depicted an aspect of LGBTQ+ life which we rarely see, that of Black population in the UK. It's smart, funny, vulgar - a serious conedy.
Don't see it if You're not interested in our ever evolving inclusive society.
See it if The story is on line with todays pop culture & the eternal need of a human being for acceptance and love. Good acting. A honest play.
Don't see it if The overal concept and themes are not developed or completed to a satisfying point. Overal good but not special.
“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”
"‘Black Superhero’ is messy and over-ambitious, but it’s empathetic and perceptive. "
“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.”
"The entire cast are strong and convincing. Yet it remains a frustrating evening, full of potential, but lacking in superpower."
"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."
“If Wynter’s play lacks dramatic muscle, it wears a thoughtful expression beneath its mask – and it’s spikily entertaining.”
"It’s a great idea to use theatre to explore the theme of acting, and how people of colour perform their blackness and their queerness, but this play is just too messy to fulfil this ambition."
BLACK SUPERHERO is a funny, sexy, and vital piece of theatre. A powerful debut from a very talented writer which revives traditional storytelling with an altogether more exciting and fresh approach.