Supported by Lambeth Council, CALM and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Digging Deep explores men health and suicide in young working class men.
Digging Deep was part of the Let’s Talk initiative with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
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“A SURPRISING, FUNNY AND MOVING PLAY” - MIND THE BLOG
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“Sinclair-Evans is heartbreaking in his portrayal” BroadwayWorld ★★★★
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Mossy is done with life. He’s from the shit end of nowhere, with a shit job, and a shit life. He’s tried to make it work, but it’s time for him to leave. Goodnight Vienna. But the thought of leaving his Mum with a five grand bill is hard... so he comes up with the ingenious plan to ‘Fundraise his own Funeral’. His three best mates; Kane, Jack and Matt are horrified but reluctantly rise to the challenge – hoping that the experience might just make Mossy change his mind. But as the campaign goes viral, the world’s press descends, and the boys start choosing coffins, Mossy begins to feel the pressure...
'Digging Deep' examines the rise of suicide in young men - and in particular, in young men from working class backgrounds. The play looks to explore the tight camaraderie within these communities, lack of opportunity, and feelings of frustration from young people becoming financial burdens on their parents.
KYLE ROWE MOSSY
MATTHEW WOODHEAD KANE
JOSH SINCLAIR-EVANS JACK
JONNY GREEN MATT
PRODUCERS KRISTIAN WALL & LIAM MCLAUGHLIN
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT EMMA-LOUISE HOWELL
WRITER AMY GUYLER
DIRECTOR ALISTAIR WILKINSON
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & STAGE MANAGER HANNAH BURKE
LIGHTING DESIGNER JOE THOMAS
SOUND DESIGNER JACK RIDLEY
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER EMMA NOBLE
DESIGN ASSISTANT KAYLEIGH HEALEY
PHOTOGRAPHY Andrew James Photography