The Parting Glass - Red Ladder Theatre Company

Red Ladder Theatre Company

The Parting Glass

12 September 2019 - 19 October 2019

Written by Chris O’Connor
Directed by Rod Dixon

Can you ever really know what someone’s going through?

Jim’s always been a bit of a character – cracking jokes, telling funny stories, the life and soul of the party. You’ll most likely find him down the pub with his mates, or at the footie. A Leeds lad through and through, just like his Dad. And what’s more, he’s met his perfect match: Sara. She’s a Leeds lass with a sense of adventure and a cutting wit, always up for a laugh.

At Jim’s 30th birthday party, they should be having the time of their lives. The world is at their feet, right? But Jim is hiding a lingering feeling that he’s not quite built for this world. Like there’s always been something wrong. Tonight, he wants to talk, to tell you his story – one he’s never told before.

Exploring mental health, masculinity and human connection in a social media-obsessed world, The Parting Glass is the new play by Chris O’Connor, directed by Red Ladder Theatre Company’s Rod Dixon, and developed from O’Connor’s previous production ‘The Life and Soul.’

‘…a serious examination of important and life-changing issues… but with a fair few laughs along the way.Reviews Hub on O’Connor’s The Life & Soul

‘… a dynamic and emotive production that throws into question socialised masculinity, and the dangers of playing up to the entrenched stereotypes that leave men particularly voiceless and isolated.’ The State of the Arts



Dates


Hawksworth Wood Village Hall, Leeds, 7.30pm
12 Sep 2019

Book by phone: 0113 228 5552 / 0113 213 7700, online (booking link coming soon) or on the door.


St John's Parish Hall, Barnsley, 7.30pm
13 Sep 2019

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Book by phone: 07896 169576 / 01226 327 000, online or on the door.


The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury, 7.30pm
15 Sep 2019

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Book by phone: 07873 544948 / 01924 211 311, online or on the door.


Gipton WMC, Leeds, 7.30pm
17 Sep 2019

Book by phone: 07703 775 425 / 0113 213 7700, online (booking link coming soon), or on the door.


BITMOs Gate Community Centre, Leeds, 7.30pm
18 Sep 2019

Book by phone: 0800 389 5503 / 0113 213 7700, online (booking link coming soon), or on the door.


Shaw Lane Sports Club, Barnsley, 7.30pm
19 Sep 2019

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Book by phone (01226 203509 / 01226 327 000, online or on the door.


The Grove Hall, Pontefract, 7.30pm
20 Sep 2019

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Book by phone: 01977 642159 / 01924 211 311, by emailing admin@skmtc.org, online or on the door.


Hunslet RLFC, Leeds, 7.30pm
18 Oct 2019

Book by phone: 0113 271 2730, online (booking link coming soon), or on the door.


Queen's Mill, Castleford, 7.30pm
19 Oct 2019

Book by phone: 01977 556741 / 01924 211 311, online (booking link coming soon) or on the door.