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Nola Rae
21 - 23 Jan

Jacksons Lane

London Premiere
Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jan
Fri & Sat 7.30pm, Sat & Sun 3pm

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Runs: 60 mins/no interval
Age Guidance: 12+
£18/£16 + booking fees. No fee for in person at the box office
Tel: 020 8340 5226
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BSL interpreted performance:
Sun 23 Jan
After-show discussion:
Sun 23 Jan (BSL interpreted)
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Adam and Dik are men. But they don’t feel as if they fit any macho stereotype that society seems to offer.

Using potato crisps, puppets, dead bodies and action men they take us into the beating heart of the modern male and attempt to answer the burning question: what maketh a man? Nature or nurture? Mind or body? Cheese ‘n’ Onion or Prawn Cocktail?

Big Boys Don’t Cry, the new show from the makers of Coulrophobia (LIMF2020) described by Total Theatre as an ‘endlessly watchable, sublimely entertaining double act’, is an emotional and comic story about manhood.

Find laughter, tears, love and even more love in a personal and honest show that looks inside the dark bag of a real man’s story in a euphoric explosion of colour, dance, clowns and puppets.

Manly to a fault.
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“Two performers at the peak of their clowning powers”

The Wee Review (on Coulrophobia)

“A fabulous and totally mad adventure”

Plays to See The Wee Review (on Coulrophobia)

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Performed by: Dik Downey and Adam Blake
Director: Emma Williams
Writer in the Room: Vic Llewellyn
Music and Sound: Simon Preston
Costume: Kelly Jago
Production Manager / Lights: Chris Collier
Movement: Laura Dannequin
Construction: Dik Downey & Emma Powell
Photography: Jonathan Eve
Producer: Ali Robertson
Funded by Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by Nordland Visual Theatre and London International Mime Festival