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

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

(9 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Profound, Resonant, Must see, Clever

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

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60 Reviews | 5 Followers
Kind, Resonant, Relevant, Refreshing, Profound

See it if you want to see and hear men talking about life, their hopes and dreams and supporting each other. Great use of music and dance.

Don't see it if you find real emotions and situations being discussed uncomfortable or painful. It does end up with hope and is beautifully written.

156 Reviews | 5 Followers
Important, Dance, Songs, Verse, High energy

See it if you want to see passion storytelling What you see on the outside isn't necessarily indicative of what's going on in the head or heart

Don't see it if the shows title isn’t your choice of preferred theatre.

30 Reviews | 0 Followers
Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing

See it if Amazing meditation on what it means to be black and male. A set of powerful experiences combined to really make you think.

Don't see it if If you need a defined storyline. It doesn’t really have a begining, middle and end. It just builds to crescendo.

24 Reviews | 2 Followers
Profound, Must see, Intense, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy meaningful stories. You want to laugh and cry (mostly). You enjoy music being incorporated in plays! You like modern plays .

Don't see it if You don't care about mental health. You can't handle themes such as abuse/suicide/death.

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are aware or want to educate yourself on the challenges certain demographics in geographical locations face

Don't see it if You're easily triggered by violence and knife crime

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Profound, Refreshing, Must see, Clever

See it if You grew up in London in the 90s/00s listening to R&B or if you would like an insight into Black British masculinity and culture. Powerful!

Don't see it if Genuinely can’t think of why this wouldn’t be an important show for anyone to see…

15 Reviews | 0 Followers
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

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
Hard hitting, Poignant, Necessary, Emotional, Absorbing

See it if You have a black son, black husband, father, friend, colleague, acquaintance or want to expand your knowledge. It’s a necessary see.

Don't see it if You’re happy staying ignorant

Critic Reviews (6)

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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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 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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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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