Part theatre, part dance, and part visual art installation, Alpha Who? is a brave and honest solo performance, inspired by personal experiences.
Part of the 2019 Camden Fringe, Alpha Who? from Matt Franco explores what it means to be a man today.
Every week 84 men take their own lives in the UK. This statistic reflects how today’s modern society is struggling to define masculinity. After generations of masculine repression, men are now expected to be able to share their feelings and be vulnerable. But how do they know how to share?
Delving into the reasons behind the silent mental health crisis men are experiencing today, Franco explores gender identity, vulnerability, emotionality and the binary restrictions of feminine and masculine ideals. As we meet the ‘Truthful Self’, the ‘Control Freak’, the ‘Laid Back Guy’, the ‘Invasive Avoider’ and the ‘Child’, Alpha Who? explores what other beings live inside us, as we are taken on a journey to battle the cultural pressures to conform.
When: 7th – 9th August 2019
Where: The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH
£: Tickets cost £15 or £12 for concessions
More info: www.thecockpit.org.uk