Fledgling Theatre’s latest show shines a light on the under-reported issue of men’s mental health.
Neck or Nothing follows Jens, a self-taught inventor, as he obsesses over creating the most important technological advancement in history: a giant suit to fight bears. But Jens’ attempts to achieve his dream and become what he views as the masculine ideal aren’t living up to expectations. Neck or Nothing follows one man’s spiral into obsession and isolation, exploring what happens when mental health issues are left unassisted.
Through the lens of this surrealist comedy inspired by the 1996 cult documentary Project Grizzly, Neck or Nothing highlights the lack of support available for men. Fledgling Theatre are partnering with CALMzone to help further the conversation around men’s mental health issues, including PTSD and depression.
Fledgling Theatre will present the world premiere of comedy Neck or Nothing this spring, as part of Pleasance’s You Will Know Their Names new writing season, before transferring to Greenwich Theatre Studio.
When: 23rd April – 11th May 2019
Where: Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF (until 4th May) and Greenwich Theatre Studio, Cooms Hill, London SE10 8ES (7th – 11th May)
£: Tickets cost £16 for the Pleasance shows and £13 for the Greenwich shows
More info: www.fledglingtheatre.com