For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy (London)
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For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy (London)

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy (London) London Reviews and Tickets

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Absorbing, Entertaining

Six Black men are vulnerable with one another at a group therapy session. 

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Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want an more nuanced view of young black males, their hopes, dreams, fears & what they go through on a daily basis internally and extern

Don't see it if Go see it& learn that there is more to black men then headlines portray

Critic Reviews (6)

Time Out London
April 25th, 2022

...Cameron’s secret weapon – and that of his excellent cast – is humour. If ‘For Black Boys…’ can veer towards earnest cliché, there’s always a wickedly funny joke to undercut the seriousness, and Cameron has a wonderful ear for the merciless pisstaking patter of a group of lads.
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The London Evening Standard
April 8th, 2022

Given the title there’s a surprising amount of joy in Ryan Calais Cameron’s play. It’s a mosaic of young British black men’s experience, often laugh-out-loud funny and physically exuberant, occasionally poetic, but with a recurring undertow of dread.
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The Stage (UK)
April 14th, 2022

But the other thing about this production that has not changed is its intention. That affirmation is no less necessary than it was last year: Black boys, you are beautiful, you are valuable – and you matter. How wonderful that more people get to receive this message.
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The Arts Desk
April 19th, 2022

Maybe because of being (presumably) written in lockdown, it’s bursting with energy. The individuals are excellent – Lawrence’s heartbreaking reveal of Midnight’s childhood trauma is a standout – but the collective is what’s powerful, here.
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April 8th, 2022

Slowly but surely, society is waking up to the mental health and suicide crisis affecting young males. And as Ryan Calais Cameron's lively and meaningful new show makes clear, young black men are at particular risk due to the discrimination they face in a white-run society.
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The Times (UK)
April 12th, 2022

This tender, poignant and vitally populist show’s cumulative impact is potentially profound. It has the power to make you want to treat your fellow human beings, regardless of their skin tone, with greater kindness and respect.
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