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Men Don't Talk

14 Nov 2024 - 19:30

Men Don't Talk

Three men find banter, bird boxes and biscuits in a fictional men’s shed, which celebrates companionship, camaraderie ... and custard creams. Clare Prenton’s poignant, hilarious, moving and thought-provoking play, Men Don’t Talk, explores the myth that ‘men don’t talk’.

Written following cups of tea, cake and spirited conversations with real ‘shedders’, the play welcomes audiences into a friendly fictional shed, inspired by real mens’ stories.

Presented in conjunction with the Scottish Mens Shed Association, the play has been praised in the Scottish Parliament for promoting the benefits of this growing mental health and wellbeing movement - vital in Scotland today.

Produced by Genesis Theatre Productions and part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

Supported by The National Lottery through Creative scotland’s Touring Fund and An Tobar and Mull Theatre.

Presented in Partnership with The Scottish Mens Shed Association and Luminate.

Running Time: 75 minutes approx

Age restriction: Age 14+

Content warning: ​​The play tackles the subject of mens mental health in a poignant and light touch way. Themes include grief / loss, PTSD / Military experience, divorce, substance misuse, depression / social isolation, men’s health (prostate cancer).

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