31 Hours at The Bunker
Saturday 23 September 2017
London Fringe - Shows
Men's inability to talk about their emotions and the consequence of their silence is the focus of the world premiere of Kieran Knowles' 31 Hours, due at The Bunker from 3 to 28 October 2017.
Image: W14 Productions
"100 years ago the biggest killer of young men was war, now they kill themselves."
It's a sad fact that every 31 hours someone takes their own life on the U.K.'s rail network.
Moreover, fatalities are ten times more likely to be men.
We rarely get theatrical ventures which aim to discuss suicide or the causes behind the poignant statistics.
But 31 Hours aims to tackle the subject with humour and humanity as it explores men's inability to talk about their emotions and the consequence of their silence.
Written by Kieran Knowles, directed by Abigail Graham and produced by W14Productions, the play will get its world premier at The Bunker from 3 to 28 October 2017.
31 Hours is the story of four men who clean up the aftermath of rail suicides interwoven with those who are driven to take such desperate measures.
What happens when you have to clean up the worst day of someone else's life?
John, Doug, Ste, and Neil work on the railways.
They won't sell you a ticket and they don't drive a train.
31 Hours is the story of four men who clean up the aftermath of rail suicides.
It is about the slippery reality of mental health and the inability to communicate issues.
Kieran Knowles interweaves the story of the men who clean up after incidents with those who are driven to take such desperate measures.
It is an analysis of the choice and an exploration of the consequences.
Filled with humour and humanity it explores four men's inability to talk about their emotions and the consequence of their silence.
About W14 Productions
W14 Productions was launched in 2014 by producer Annabel Williamson with a focus on new writing.
Recent productions include Jam (Finborough), The Brink (a co-production with the Orange Tree), The Late Henry Moss and Upper Cut (Southwark Playhouse).
About The Bunker
The Bunker is an Off-West End theatre housed in a former underground parking garage in London Bridge.
The space has been transformed from its original abandoned state into a unique 110-seater studio theatre to house plays, musicals, dance, music, and a host of other performances.
Abdul Salis - John
James Wallwork - Ste
Salvatore D'Aquilla - Neil
Jack Sunderland - Doug
Writer: Kieran Knowles
Director: Abigail Graham
Designer: Andrew D Edwards
Lighting: Sally Ferguson
Sound: Adrienne Quartly
Producers: W14 Productions
53a Southwark Street,
Tuesday 3 to Saturday 28 October 2017
Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7.30 pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3.00pm
Running time 80 mins
Suitable for 12+
£10.00 Under 25 (10 tickets per performance)