‘No one. No dark knight in shinin armour. Not even someone I’d let fiddle with me on a regular basis. Went through all my twenties thinkin don’t worry he’ll come. Well, I’m almost forty now, and he still hasn’t, has he?’
David is in love with King. But King is a superhero.
After an unexpected encounter, David plunges himself into a world of sex, drugs and hero worship in the hope of being rescued, until fantasy and reality merge with devastating consequences.
Danny Lee Wynter’s play BLACK SUPERHERO is a brutal, unflinching, funny portrait of one man’s life spiralling out of control, in an age where our idols are Kings and our superheroes Gods. It was premiered at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London, in March 2023, directed by Daniel Evans and with a cast including Dyllón Burnside and the playwright Danny Lee Wynter.
‘Audacious and inventive… full of punchy dialogue and quippy one-liners… Wynter’s voice is an exciting one, and BLACK SUPERHERO a unique exploration of blackness, queerness, and mental health’
— Evening Standard
‘Wickedly funny and provocatively entertaining… some genuinely outrageous one-liners that bring the house down’
— Time Out
‘Alive and edgy, with plenty of kapow… slowly reveals its emotional powers… a seductive debut’
‘An incredibly witty play packed full of popular culture references and some crowd-pleasing theatrical sideswipes’
— Reviews Hub
‘Superb… wildly funny but also dark and deeply thought provoking… playfully and innovatively explores themes that other playwrights shy away from… a funny, sexy, and vital piece of theatre. A powerful debut from a very talented writer’
— Theatre Weekly
‘A witty debut… a talent to watch’
‘Gripping and very funny… a first play that comes from the heart’
— British Theatre Guide