About this Event
“And then I suddenly, suddenly thought, oh I shouldn’t commit suicide tonight, I’m meant to be driving Harriet to the clinic to have her polyps done on Friday.”
On a sweltering August evening in Wandsworth, Adam Elms sits in his Calvin Kleins dreaming of industrial size fans and Calippos, listening to Ella Fitzgerald and attempting to spark some inspiration for a new play. Then the phone rings and everything changes in a heartbeat…
Following a trip which saw Elms travel the length and breadth of the UK and interview more than 350 people, this touching, darkly comic, and powerful new production rapidly took shape. With a host of fascinating characters, Above The Bear Pit takes a closer and unflinching look at mental health issues and suicide rates in the male population, taken from those who understand it best.