In The Shadow of the Black Dog


Gives voice to real-life stories of men, transcending through comedy the issue of the crisis in masculinity, raising audience awareness of men's mental health issues.
In The Shadow of the Black Dog at the Bridge House Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Bridge House Theatre
Starts: Thursday 20 February 2020
Closes: Saturday 22 February 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 16+

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Synopsis


Alquist is having a bit of a downward spiral, as he's convinced he's dying. Recently

single, the world uninspiring, a dead-end job and a weak relationship with his

father, he relies on the moments of solace with his best friend.


One day - it shatters, any tether which may have been hanging in there is lost as his best friend takes his own life.


He wonders how men text friends to say that they're lonely or where men go to grieve.


In The Shadow of the Black Dog is innately human in response to loss.


It isn't hiding anything, refreshingly baring all the strife in coping, not only with death but the sickening realisation that you may recognise these feelings in yourself.


It is an intimate, challenging piece that is not afraid to ask questions that are often quick to be avoided.


It's an entertaining and moving monologue.


'In the Shadow of the Black Dog' aims to shed light on the effect of social change on men's mental health that we neglect to discuss in our day-to-day lives.


The play gives voice to real-life stories of men, transcending through comedy the issue of the crisis in masculinity, raising audience awareness of men's mental health issues.


The play extends an open door for others struggling to understand and adjust to

social changes whilst acknowledging men's experiences and feelings, encouraging

the audience not to hide behind a dated, destructive legacy of masculinity.


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Theatre


Name:
Bridge House Theatre


Postal address:
2 High Street
Penge
London SE20 8RZ

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 20 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 22 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 4-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
£12

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