31 hours – a journey through masculinity, mental health and male suicide

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A Northern Ireland theatre company will tackle the issue of suicide in its latest production ‘31 Hours

Artistic Director Nuala Donnelly, from PintSized Productions, said: “It is a play filled with humour and humanity, it takes us on a journey through masculinity, mental health and male suicide.

“31 Hours is the story of four men who clean up after rail suicides.  It is a story of four men at work. Four men at home. Four men dealing with their own lives. Their own problems. Dealing with them in their own way. On their own. Silently. It is a story of four men failing to talk.”

The cast includes Matthew Blaney, Richard McFerran, Rob Crawford and Jonny Everett.

The play was written by Kieran Knowles.

Damian Smyth, Head of Drama at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said: “The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is delighted to support this new production by Pintsized Productions, a local theatre company with an exciting reputation for vital and responsive theatre. ’31 Hours’ does what good theatre can do, opening up complex issues such as masculinity, mental health, suicide and its aftermath, to reveal, with disarming humour, humanity and candour, the human stories behind the statistics.”

Tour dates for the play are: • Wed 7th Aug 3pm at Linen Hall Library
• Thursday, August 8, 7.30pm at Pilot’s Row Community Centre, Derry
• Saturday August 10, 7.30pm at Cafe Cuan, Belfast
• Sunday August 11 at 3pm & 7.30pm at The American Bar, Belfast
• Monday, August 12, at 7.30pm at The American Bar, Belfast
• Wednesday August 14, at 7pm at Cuan Mhuire, Newry
• Thursday August 15, at 7.30pm at Strand Arts Centre
• Friday, August 16, at 7.30pm Cliftonville F.C. Social Club, Belfast

Tickets are available via eventbrite

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