“You can’t even shit… You’re being outskilled by the most primitive life forms on Earth”
Repressed rage; entrenched isolation; compacted bowels. Staring deep into the destructive ego of the modern man, Rob Hayes masterfully dissects the world of relationships, defecating and surviving in this testosterone-triggered tragi-comedy. Collaborating with critically acclaimed director Clive Judd, Hayes injects dark humour, candid observation and arresting imagery to confront our existing understanding of masculinity at blistering pace.
“This was perhaps the best show I’ve seen this year… I urge you to see it.” Observer ★★★★★
“Ben Whybrow is heartrending, callous and funny by turns. It’s as unsettling and brilliant a performance as you’re likely to see this year.” Fest Magazine ★★★★
“An intense, exhausting performance complements this diagnosis of emotional obsession in the modern male” The Stage ★★★★
Working in collaboration with CALM:
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.
We all get down at times, but you may be shocked to learn that suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-45 in the UK, and that in 2013, male suicide accounted for 78% of all suicides. We’re here to change that. Click here to find out more.
Composer and Sound Designer
Monday, 18 January 2016
‘Hashtag’ In-Social Media: Is social media causing people to become more lonely?
Despite living in a modern world that is able to communicate more than we ever have before thanks to the technology and social media available to us, are we more alone than we ever have been? Join a panel of guest speakers in a discussion surrounding the debate on whether our social media hinders or helps us to make connections with others in an ever growing global society.
Guest speakers include comedians Aisling Bea and Joe Lycett, director Clive Judd, cast member Ben Whybrow and Jane Powell, Chief Executive Officer at CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Modern Man: How do men cope in modern society?
With the gender rules adapting and changing in recent years, this post-show discussion explores how modern man has to cope with the ever changing social world we live in.
Guest speakers include cast member Ben Whybrow, writer Rob Hayes, Jonny Benjamin Ambassador for CALM & British Mental Health Campaigner, Jane Powell Chief Executive Officer at CALM, and Professor Damien Ridge Trustee of CALM; Professor of Health Studies at the University of Westminster, and a psychotherapist working in the community.
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
The Creative Process
A Q&A session with the creative team.. Director Clive Judd, writer Rob Hayes and actor Ben Whybrow will answer questions about the journey and narrative within the play.
Monday, 1 February 2016
All About The Boy
A Q&A session with writer Rob Hayes and actor Ben Whybrow exploring the play in depth in depth and discussing its exploration of modern man in today’s society.