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Funded by Creative Scotland Touring Fund
Part of the  Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
Supported by An Tobar & Mull, Men's Shed Association and Luminate

'Men don't talk face to face, they talk shoulder to shoulder'

 

Three men who have never met before find banter, bird boxes and biscuits in a fictional men's shed, which celebrates camaraderie, companionship.....and custard creams. Men Don't Talk explores and explodes the myth that 'men don't talk' in Clare Prenton's poignant, hilarious and deeply moving, thought provoking play.

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.

Running Time: 75 minutes

Age recommendation: age 14+

TOUR DATES

> 18 October | Mull Theatre | Isle of Mull

> 19 October | Bunessan Hall | Isle of Mull

> 23 October | Lantern House Arts | Cumbernauld

> 25 October | Heart of Hawick | Borders

> 26 October | Eastgate Theatre | Peebles

> 29 October | Scottish Parliament | Holyrood (this is a non public event)

> 30 October | The Lemon Tree | Aberdeen

> 02 November | Flotta | Orkney

>03 November | Burray | Orkney

>05 November | Stenness | Orkney

> 08 November | The Barn | Aberdeenshire

> 14 November | Paisley Arts Centre | Paisley

> 16 & 17 November | The Scottish Storytelling Centre | Edinburgh

> 19 November | Victoria Hall | Cromarty

23 November | Bowhouse Community Centre | Grangemouth

 

                             THE CAST

                  Billy Mack - Jimmy

                  Greg Powrie - Tom

                   Dougal Lee - Ken

 

 

 

  THE TEAM

 Writer - Clare Prenton

 Director - Clare Prenton

 Producer - Michelle McKay

 Designer - Frances Collier

 Sound Design - John Kielty

 Lighting Design - Kate Bonney

Engagement and Outreach Officer - Pete Lannon

 PR: Joy Parkinson

 

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