How does tragedy affect a man? Get a flavour for new drama Impact with this latest trailer for the show coming to the Hen & Chickens theatre later this month. Book your tickets now.
The one-man show exploring male mental health runs at the Highbury venue from 28 to 30 November 2019.
Taking a real incident that took place in Glasgow in 2014 as its starting point, Impact examines what happens to four fictitious men who were there on that day when many lives were changed forever. A crash of such proportions that it makes countrywide news cannot help but affect the lives of all those that witnessed it.
But what if your life was difficult before this event. Does such a public tragedy help you overcome your troubles? Or make them worse? Or, ultimately, make no change to it whatsoever?
Impact was written by Sally Lewis to explore the ‘unseen’ illness of male mental health, and deals in particular with the ‘masculine’ habit of not talking about problems and feelings. Lewis started her career as a health and fitness writer, drawing on that background and previous colleagues and connections to research Impact. Previous play How is Uncle John? was staged at the Edinburgh Festival and at Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre, while another play, Fam, was longlisted for both the Bruntwood and Papatango Prizes in 2017.
Neil Gwynne plays all four of the men in Impact. The Arts Ed graduate previously toured in Scaramouche Jones and was directed by Benet Catty in an Arts Ed production of The Angry Brigade. It is director Catty who is also at the helm of this production. His 20-year career has seen him stage productions including Equus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sunday in the Park with George, Angels in America, Sweeney Todd and A View From The Bridge.
Impact runs at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul’s Rd, Highbury, London N1 2NA from 28-30 November, with performances Thursday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £10. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!