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For Black Boys...

'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.


Following its sold out runs at the Royal Court Theatre and New Diorama Theatre, the award winning For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy transfers to the West End for a limited 6 week run.


Apollo Theatre

Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7EZ

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For more information on accessibility please call the venue: 0330 333 4815

How Does It Work

Online Check-in will be required for this event

To assist with test and trace the venue are introducing an airline-style check-in.

48 hours before your performance you will receive a pre-visit email with a check-in link from Nimax Theatres
You will be required to confirm that members of your party do not have Covid-19 symptoms - if you cannot confirm this you will be given details on how to exchange (this must be completed no later than 10am on the morning of your performance).
Email address - this will be used to communicate pre-show procedures to you, assist with test and trace and provide e-tickets on completion of check-in.

The venue will only accept E-ticket for admittance
Nimax Theatres will provide you with a contactless e-tickets upon completion of “check-in”.

Where Do I Go

Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7EZ


4.8(24 reviews)
  • fats

    May 8, 2023

    beautiful the representation the untold stories. a play for black boys, created by black men.

  • Parker

    May 7, 2023

    An absolutely incredible and poignant screenplay. Depicting the variations of Black British boys their struggles, sexuality, relationships and aspirations. Never has a play so perfectly captured the essence of Black British boys and men and resonated so deeply. It covered taboos, stigma and challenged what has become part of the culture. From the music to the slang it was quite clearly a production by us for us. I hope this show is brought back as I will go and see it again in a heartbeat.

  • Joel Uwemedimo

    May 7, 2023

    For Black Boys is a powerful and thought-provoking play that explores the experiences of Black men in Britain. The show is incredibly well-written, with dialogue that is both poignant and impactful. The performances are excellent across the board, with each actor bringing a unique perspective to their role. The play tackles difficult subject matter with sensitivity and nuance, leaving audiences with much to think about long after the curtain falls. I highly recommend this play to anyone looking for a moving and thought-provoking theatrical experience.

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