Upstairs Theatre and Unforced Errors present...

Above The Bear Pit

Written and Developed: Adam Elms. Directed: Claire Vincent.

Wed 29th May - Thu 30th May

AGES: 14+
TICKETS: £10/£8

“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.

Veg’An Love pop-up kitchen selling delicious pies and pizza available from 6.00pm (Wednesday only) – Pay on the night or pre-order with your online tickets (Info)

Show Times

Wed 29th May
7.30pm to 9.00pm
Thu 30th May
7.30pm to 9.00pm

Our June programme is full of Edinburgh Previews, new works by local artists and our regular poetry and improv comedy nights, and a fundraiser for eco-activists Extinction Rebellion. Checkout our web site for details ( Tickets from £5

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