Neck or Nothing follows Jens, a self-taught inventor, as he obsesses over creating the most important technological advancement in history: a giant suit to fight bears. But Jens’ attempts to achieve his dream and become what he views as the masculine ideal aren’t living up to expectations. Neck or Nothing follows one man’s spiral into obsession and isolation, exploring what happens when mental health issues are left unassisted.
Through the lens of this surrealist comedy inspired by the 1996 cult documentary Project Grizzly, Neck or Nothing highlights the lack of support available for men. Fledgling Theatre are partnering with CALMzone to help further the conversation around men’s mental health issues, including PTSD and depression.
Callum Cameron, co-writer and co-director, comments, We are thrilled to bring Neck or Nothing to Pleasance and Greenwich theatres this spring. Neck Or Nothing is a poignant, off-beat comedy presented with the same unique, surrealist humour of many of our previous productions. It explores the themes of escapism, trauma and the fantasies we construct to deal with them. It’s Robocop meets Flowers.
Greenwich Theatre Studio, Crooms Hill, London, SE10 8ES from 7th – 11th May 7.30pm. Admission: £13. Phone: 0208 858 7755