In a society where ‘man should be brave’ and outward strength dominates the perceived success of their masculinity, it’s no surprise that we fail to address men’s mental health and the stigma surrounding men’s vulnerabilities and emotional wellbeing.
Macho is the first part of our trilogy of works that focusses on the issues and stigmas surrounding mental health, specifically in the North East, which has the highest rate of male suicide cases. Staged with all male casts, Macho is sculpted around real men’s stories.
Macho premiered in May 2016 to a sold out audience at Dance City Newcastle UK.
Image credit: Centre Stage Photography, Eleanor Pringle
Following the success of the premier, there was a North East Regional Tour in June - July 2018. Macho appeared at a collection of theatres and venues such as Easington Welfare Centre, County Durham and Alnwick Castle, Northumberland.
Image credit: Centre Stage Photography.