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.
A profound and playful premiere from multi-award-winners Nouveau Riche and playwright Ryan Calais Cameron.
Content: The show contains explicit language and references to racism, violence, mental health including suicide, sex, sexual abuse and child abuse. For more information and support, check out our Self-Care Guide here. The performance also contains haze and loud sound effects.
JET - Nnabiko Ejimofor
MIDNIGHT - Kaine Lawrence
ONYX - Mark Akintimehin
OBSIDIAN -Aruna Jalloh
PITCH - Emmanuel Akwafo
SABLE - Darragh Hand
Writer: Ryan Calais Cameron
Director: Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu
Designer: Anna Reid
Sound Designer / Composer: Nicola Chang
Lighting Designer: Chuma Emembolu
Vocal Director: John Falsetto
Movement Director: Theo Oloyade
Stage Manager & Associate Lighting Designer: Kat Wellman
Assistant Stage Manager: Stacey Nurse
Associate Sound Designer: Jahmiko Marshall
Drama Therapist: Wabriya King