Mental Health Week - The Parting Glass
Red Ladder Theatre Company are visiting on Tuesday 8 November to perform 'The Parting Glass' to Year 10 and Year 11 students.
'The Parting Glass' - introduction
Meet Jim: he’s always been a bit of a character, just like his Dad, and spends most of his life between the bookies, the pub and the football. Sara’s also a character, a Leeds lass with a sense of adventure and a cutting wit. They seemed the perfect match.
But Jim’s always had this lingering feeling that he doesn’t quite fit into this world, that there’s something different about him, something wrong…
‘The Parting Glass’ uses live theatre to bring the subject of mental health and suicide into the open, stimulating discussion, mutual support and reducing the risk of men taking their own lives. The show dismantles the dangerous stigma that so frequently prevents men from openly discussing their feelings, normalising the discussion of mental health, as well as examining the impact of suicide on those left behind. It aims to raise greater awareness of mental health, encourage empathy, and equip spectators with a greater understanding of the indicators of depression.
Red Ladder is one of the UK's leading theatre companies. Founded in 1968, they’ve been based in Leeds since 1976. All of their work has a social and political dimension, designed to do more than just entertain – they encourage people to think, talk, act and to bring about change in people's lives and communities.
Location: Allerton Grange School
Invited: All Year 10 and Year 11 students
Support will be available to students affected by the subject matter.