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New play: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy

6 October 2021
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.
 
A profound and playful new work from multi-award-winning company Nouveau Riche and playwright Ryan Calais Cameron, whose 2021 film Typical was heralded as a landmark event in digital theatre.
 
World premiere. Commissioned by New Diorama Theatre. Co-commissioned by Boundless Theatre.
 
Content: Please note the show contains explicit language and references to experiences of racism, violence, mental health including suicide, sex, sexual abuse and child abuse.