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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2024

Men Don't Talk - Theatre @ Heart of Hawick


Presented by Live Borders Arts & Creativity as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2024. 

Three men find banter, bird boxes and biscuits in a fictional men’s shed, which celebrates companionship, camaraderie … and custard creams. Clare Prenton’s poignant, hilarious, moving and thought-provoking play, Men Don’t Talk, explores the myth that ‘men don’t talk’.

Written following cups of tea, cake and spirited conversations with real ‘shedders’, the play welcomes audiences into a friendly fictional shed, inspired by real mens’ stories. Presented in conjunction with the Scottish Mens Shed Association, the play has been praised in the Scottish Parliament for promoting the benefits of this growing mental health and wellbeing movement – vital in Scotland today. 

Running time: 75 mins
Age restrictions: Age 14+
Content Warnings: The play tackles the subject of mens mental health in a poignant and light touch way. Themes include grief / loss, PTSD / Military experience, divorce, substance misuse, depression / social isolation, men’s health (prostate cancer).




When & where

Date: Oct 16
Time: Doors at 19:00 - Performance 19:30
Book tickets:

Heart of Hawick

Pricing details:

£8 (£5)