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Digging Deep archiveMossy 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. The play also touches on the concept of euthanasia (ie, whether we should be able to make our own choice on when and how we'd like to die) and ties into the recent 'Cost of Dying' debate - in which bodies are being kept in morgues/funeral homes for up to a year to enable families to raise money for a funeral. Most prominently, this play explores how so few young men feel that they can ask for help... even from those closest to them.

Cast/Performers

Kyle Rowe (Mossy), Matthew Woodhead (Kane), Josh Sinclair-Evans (Jack), Jonny Green (Matt)

Creatives/Company

Author: Amy Guyler
Company: Just Add Milk
Director: Alistair Wilkinson
Stage Manager: Hannah Burke (and assistant director)
Lighting: Joe Thomas
Sound: Jack Ridley
Design(s): Emma Noble, Kayleigh Healey (assistant)
Costume: Emma Noble
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Digging Deep

Digging Deep (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1787650207. Details of all Digging Deep archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S796537814

Archive Listings

17 Oct 19Playhouse
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
20 Feb 19
to
24 Feb 19
The Vaults
Inner London
Greater London

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