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Posted 2 years ago by Snizl for Upstairs at the Western

ABOVE THE BEAR PIT

ABOVE THE BEAR PIT

By Snizl for Upstairs at the Western

ABOVE THE BEAR PIT

Event Dates

6:00pm, Wed May 29th
8:00pm, Thu May 30th

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.

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EVENT START

6:00pm, Wed May 29th

EVENT END

8:00pm, Thu May 30th

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