Theatre and debate: whose responsibility is your mental health?

26 September 2016 Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP

What happens when things in your head aren’t what they’re supposed to be? Or what if they are and it’s everyone else who has the problem?

This autumn BOLDtext Playwrights Stephen Jackson, Vanessa Oakes, Julia Wright and Sayan Kent return to Open Door at The REP on 26 September and focus the dramatic microscope on mental health:

  • ‘14 Across’ by Stephen Jackson - A hoarder’s house is stacked to the rafters – but what lies beneath it all?
  • ‘Mademoiselle F’ by Vanessa Oakes - Mademoiselle F can't stop thinking about polar bears. “sometimes to control my thoughts  i stand on one leg... i find holding onto a chair i can stand on one leg for hours... it is exhausting... “
  • ‘Obligation’ by Julia Wright - Ellie reluctantly visits her dad in hospital. She's not in a forgiving mood but decides to give it a go.
  • ‘Reflection Perfection’ by Sayan Kent - So you fall in love, feels good. In the pool of love. Deeper and deeper until it drowns you.

The plays will be followed by a debate, Whose responsibility is your Mental Health? with Stephen Sanger from Birmingham MIND.

Tickets are free to book and then pay what you can on the night. Tickets should be booked in advance and are available NOW via The REP website, or call the box office on 0121 236 4455.