I can’t get out of my mind the idea of touring two new, one-act plays I’ve seen recently – Jane Upton‘s All The Little Lights and Kieran Knowles‘ 31 Hours – as a double bill.
Bleak statistics show that a person commits suicide on Britain’s rail network every 31 hours and, as we learn in the play, for every fatality there are another three people who attempt to take their own lives. That number is a sad reflection on our time and forms the fabric of Kieran Knowles’ new play.
Kieran Knowles’ new play 31 HOURS, about the men whose job it is to deal with the aftermath of suicides on the country’s railways, is readying for its world premiere this week at London’s Bunker Theatre, where it runs from 3 to 28 October 2017. How much do you know about the truth behind the statistics? Have you booked yet?