Saturday 30 September 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Categories Performances, shows, and events
Book here now: £15 full price • £10 or £7 if you prefer – please pay what you can*
This show is now SOLD OUT. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list in case there are any returns, please email email@example.com.
First performed at On The Hill in South Devon in May 2023. Following that sold out run and by popular demand, we’re delighted to present:
Walking, Falling, Getting Up…Again — a devised performance by professional and non-professional actors from South Devon that looks at the causes of overt and covert depression in men and how the consequences of shame and grandiosity often contribute to addiction, suicide, difficulties relating, violence and war.
Walking, Falling, Getting Up…Again examines how this under-explored mental health epidemic affects everyone and asks, “can we be brave enough to talk about it?” It’s inspired by Terrence Real’s seminal book I don’t want to talk about it. Overcoming the secret legacy of Male Depression.
You can expect a roller-coaster evening of unexpected real and fictional events, clichés, some laughter, some pain and some tender moments. With some humour, improvisation, words, dancing, red noses, music, visual projections and more, Walking, Falling, Getting Up…Again asks, “What does it mean to be and become a man today?”
The performance runs for 2 hours with an interval.
There will be a half hour post-show dialogue process where the director and the cast will take questions from the audience and discuss the issues raised in the play.
“…Raw, honest, painful to witness – but humorous too. This show is not to be missed!”
“…one of the most powerful pieces of theatre I’ve experienced. I think every boy/man, and girl/woman should see this.”
“…a courageous, raw, touching, humourous and much needed opening up of what can be such hidden, buried territory for men”
Devised by the company
Conceived and Directed by Ben Yeger
Dramaturgy – Lee Hart and Stu Daniels
Visuals and film – Emilio Mula
Film Performance- Saif Ali
Mentor to Ben Yeger – Yaron Engler
Performers; David Greenaway, Pete Okeefe, Jo Clark, Jack Langlois, Oliver Hurd-Thomas, Tom Towey, Neville Connor, Jason Burns,
This is recommended by the director as suitable for those 12 years old and above. This is at the ticket buyer’s discretion.
* See Access, Tickets & Finding Us for more about why there are three ticket prices, plus other useful info about coming to events at Ashburton Arts Centre.