SOCIAL SUICIDE

Oi oi, saveloy! Are you ready to get so fucking smashed you can't remember why you even started drinking?

‘Social Suicide’ is a performance Connor wrote and directed exploring the ideas of toxic masculinity within lad culture, loosely based on the little known film Better Off Dead (1985) directed by Savage Steve Holland (worth a watch, click for the trailer). However, instead of focusing on it’s effect on the women around them, it focuses on the men keeping up this façade and how this can be damaging. The piece is a loose narrative, following the events of four lads having a social before eventually going out clubbing, one of which is a newcomer to the group desperately trying to fit in. So stop being a fucking pussy and join them for an evening of non stop dancing, rituals, and sexually aggressive jokes while trying to forget about all your real life problems.

Technical Infomation


Current length: 22 minuets Required Technical Equipment: Stero/speakers to play audio files Staging: Recommended for end on spaces Trigger Warnings: Contains graphic depictions of sexual assualt and breif mention of suicidal intent Recommened for auidnces aged 18+




Credits


Director: Connor Coxx Assisant Director: Kayleigh Hunt Script: Connor Coxx Cast: Ellie Fitter, Victoria Mazeris, Shannon Noble, Arnie Petty Music: Bricks Don't Roll by DJ Happy, all other from youtube. Lighting Design: Vince Field Photography: Emma Peck, Laura Prce





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