What happens when you have to clean up the worst day of someone else’s life?
Every 31 Hours someone takes their own life on the U.K rail network. It is ten times more likely to be a man.
31 Hours is the story of four men who clean up the aftermath of rail suicides. It is about the slippery reality of mental health and the inability to communicate issues. The play is an analysis of the choice and an exploration of the consequences.
Filled with humour and humanity it explores four men's inability to talk about their emotions and the consequence of their silence.
'100 years ago the biggest killer of young men was war, now they kill themselves.'
THE BUNKER THEATRE
3RD -28TH OCTOBER 2017
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John - Abdul Salis
Theatre includes Barbershop Chronicles (National Theatre), Birth! (Manchester Royal Exchange), Boy (Almeida), The Initiate, Lungs and My Teacher's a Troll (Paines Plough), The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco (Gate), Henry V (Unicorn), War Horse (National Theatre/New London), Joe Guy (New Wolsey/ Soho), Don Juan in Soho (Donmar), and Exonerated (Riverside Studios/Dublin Festival). Television includes Power Monkeys, Doctors, Hacks, Strike Back, Outnumbered, Victoria Wood Christmas Special, Casualty, MI High, The Bill and Doctor Who.Film includes Trendy, Flyboys, Animal, Sahara, Welcome Home and Love Actually.
Ste - James Wallwork
Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Theatre includes Operation Crucible (Sheffield Crucible/Finborough/UK tour), Last Man Standing (Nursery Theatre), Darkness (Edinburgh Festival/Lakeside Colchester) and My Beautiful Laundrette (ATS Theatre). Television includes Casualty and Doctors. Film includes The High Window, Nightstand, V.P, and A Thousand Empty Glasses.
Neil - Salvatore D'Aquilla
Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Theatre includes Operation Crucible (Sheffield Crucible/Finborough/UK tour), Warhorse (National Theatre) and The Way of the World (Chichester Festival Theatre). Television includes Doctors.
Doug - Jack Sunderland
Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Theatre includes punkplay (Southwark Playhouse). Film includes Boogieman.
KIERAN KNOWLES - WRITER
Kieran trained at Loughborough University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Other plays: Operation Crucible (Finborough Theatre, Crucible Theatre and National Tour)
Current project: Chicken Soup. (Sheffield Crucible), Operation Crucible (BBC Radio 4)
ABIGAIL GRAHAM - DIRECTOR
Abigail is Artistic Director of OpenWorks Theatre.
Directing for OpenWorks includes: And Now: The World! (UK Tour), Debris (Southwark Playhouse).
Other Directing includes: Death of a Salesman (UK No1 Tour), Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (Assembly Rooms Edinburgh), Molly Sweeney (Print Room, Lyric Belfast and N.Ireland Tour), Blue Heaven (Finborough Theatre); The Boy and the Dog Who Walked to the Moon (Pleasance Edinburgh).
W14 PRODUCTIONS - PRODUCER
W14 Productions was launched in 2014 by Producer Annabel Williamson and with a focus on new writing. Recent productions include Jam (Finborough Theatre); The Brink (a co-production with the Orange Tree theatre), The Late Henry Moss and Upper Cut (Southwark Playhouse).
Andrew D Edwards - Designer
Sally Ferguson - Lighting Designer
Adrienne Quartly - Sound Designer