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Written and performed by Olivier Award nominee Caroline Hortoncomes a ★★★★★intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark.

Grudgingly hopeful, occasionally funny, Caroline reunites with director Alex Swift (★★★★ Mess) to bring you an unapologetically dark show about dark things.


Running Time: 70 minutes


Age guidance: 14+


This show contains themes of depression and suicidality, if you feel overwhelmed during the performance you are welcome to leave the theatre and return at any point. There are moments of loud noise.

The following organisations offer information, advice and support around mental health issues:


Samaritans on 116 123 provide 24-hour confidential, non-judgmental emotional support. www.samaritans.org


Mind on 0300 123 3393 (UK) provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. www.mind.org.uk


Big White Wall is an online service for people who have common, distressing mental health problems. Through social networking, a community of people are supported by trained "wall guides", so they can manage their own mental health. www.bigwhitewall.com


To find out about other local and national mental health services available you can visit the NHS website.www.nhs.uk

Dates

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.

It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.

The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.

Venue Hire

The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.

Programming

To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com

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