by Kieran Knowles
3 October - 28 October 2017 at the Bunker Theatre
Director Abigail Graham
Designer Andrew D Edwards
Lighting Designer Sally Ferguson
Sound Designer Adrienne Quartly
"100 years ago the biggest killer of young men was war, now they kill themselves."
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
Every 31 hours someone takes their own life by jumping in front of a train.
They are ten times more likely to be a man.
'Man. Up. Man - Up.
Literally, what do you mean?
Is this how I walk as a man, or stand? Or do I do it like this?
Please fucking tell me what that instruction means!'
31 Hours is the story of four men who clean up the aftermath of rail suicides. Filled with humour and humanity, it takes us on a high-speed kaleidoscope journey through masculinity, mental health and messy aftermaths in modern Britain.
★★★★★ LondonTheatre1 "intriguing and informative"
★★★★★ ActDrop "Flawlessly performed"
★★★★★ LoveLondonCulture "immensely important play"
★★★★★ Pocket Size Theatre "explosive" "thrilling"
★★★★★ The Tung "quietly shattering"
★★★★★ Stage Reviews "darkly witty and haunting story" "outstanding performances"
★★★★ TheatreWeekly "incredibly powerful and urgent"
★★★★ Everything Theatre "a surprisingly thoughtful play"
Kieran Knowles Offie Nomination for Most Promising New Playwright
Kindly supported by the Carne Trust and Arco
In support of the Campaign Against Living Miserably CALM