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
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“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
£10/£8
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Thu 30th May
7.30pm to 9.00pm
£10/£8
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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 (ow.ly/g1hC30oLKyy) Tickets from £5 pic.twitter.com/Q5fUeQYdG6

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