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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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London SE20 8RZ
Performance days & times
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm