Red Ladder’s Artistic Director, Rod Dixon, says “We’ve seen from touring The Life And Soul that theatre has an important and powerful role in addressing social issues, and promoting discussion – the lack of which is a major issue surrounding men’s mental health. As well as being an entertaining night out, The Parting Glass allows us to engage with a wide variety of people in their own local environments, encouraging dialogue in an informal, entertaining and safe way and helping to break down the barriers that can prevent men from opening up about their mental health.”
The Parting Glass is a development of The Life and Soul, a short one-man play which Red Ladder has been touring since 2016, and was written by Chris O’Connor following a period of ill mental health. It has been developed with funding from Leeds City Council, through Leeds Community Foundation and performances will be accompanied by a pre-show evening meal and a post-show Q&A, facilitated by a Leeds Mind mental health specialist. Leeds actor Tom Swift makes his professional debut as Jim and Huddersfield’s Alyce Liburd plays Sara.
Ticket Price includes a vegetarian meal, to be served at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm.
Tickets are £5.98 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parting-glass-red-ladder-theatre-company-tickets-74474694817
You can pick up tickets HALF PRICE if you go to Inkwell Arts in person (in advance) and pay cash!