Behind-the-scenes of Danny Lee Wynter’s debut play Black Superhero at the Royal Court
Danny Lee Wynter, the writer and star of new comedy drama Black Superhero discusses his new play with the director Daniel Evans in a new video released by the Royal Court.
Black Superhero plays at the Royal Court from tomorrow, 16 March, to 29 April 2023.
This world premiere production of Danny Lee Wynter’s debut play stars US actor Dyllón Burnside, star of Ryan Murphy hit TV dramas Pose, American Horror Story and Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, alongside Danny Lee Wynter (The Normal Heart), Eloka Ivo (Avenue 5), Rochenda Sandall (Line of Duty), Ben Allen (Breeders), Dominic Holmes (Industry), and Ako Mitchell (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness).
The play centres on three Black queer friends. One of them, King (Dyllón Burnside), is a Black, queer movie star who has the world at his feet, one is Raheem (Eloka Ivo), an up-and-coming actor, and finally David (Danny Lee Wynter), who works for his sister (Rochenda Sandall), as a kids’ entertainer.
Black Superhero is designed by Olivier Award-winner Joanna Scotcher. Costume design is by Kinnetia Isidore, with lighting design by Ryan Day, sound design by Tingying Dong, movement direction by Gerrard Martin, and intimacy co-ordination by Yarit Dor. Matthew IIiffe is assistant director, Zoe Thomas-Webb is associate costume designer and costume supervisor.
Watch Danny talk about his inspiration for the play, and go behind-the-scenes of rehearsals.
Book tickets to Black Superhero at the Royal Court Theatre in London