For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy returns to the West End this year on the 29th February until the 4th May as the Garrick Theatre. Released today are exclusive rehearsal photos of the new cast, taken by Johan Persson.
The cast are made up of Tobi King Bakare as Onyx, Shakeel Haakim as Pitch, Fela Lufadeju as Jet, Albert Magashi as Sable, Mohammed Mansaray as Obsidian and Posi Morakinyo as Midnight. Direction is by Ryan Calais Cameron who is also the writer of the show.
Ryan Calais Cameron was inspired by Ntozake Shange’s seminal work For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf.For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy is located on the threshold of joyful fantasy and brutal reality where six men clash and connect in a desperate bid for survival.
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.
Movement direction and choreography is by Theophilus O. Bailey, musical direction and vocal arrangement by John Pfumojena, sound design and composition by Nicola T. Chang. Set and costume design by Anna Reid, lighting design by Rory Beaton. Joining the creative team as associate director is Tatenda Shamiso. Casting by Isabella Odoffin.