Part of the 2020 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
"They say that the person you are at eighteen defines who you are going to become…"
A new hard-hitting verbatim play that explores how the impact of childhood experiences shape men's adult lives, and the journey it takes them on. Blending humour and storytelling with powerful elements of physical theatre, One Mississippi is an uncompromising insight into what takes us to breaking point.
Written by Mariem Omari (If I had a girl…, The Trojans, Paper Memories) and Directed by Mark Jeary (Blackout)
‘One Mississippi raises profound questions about the structures of the society around men, which seem at least as strongly implicated in their distress as any personal tendencies towards mental disturbance.' Joyce McMillian (The Scotsman)
‘One Mississippi is a brutally honest portrayal of male isolation, and self-destruction.' Beth Blakemore (The Wee Review)
‘One Mississippi is a delicate and poignant piece of verbatim theatre, specifically bringing to light mental health issues affecting men… Liam Rees (The Play's the Thing)
‘A must-see portrait of contemporary masculinity.' Emily Benita, Roaming Reviewer, SMHAF 2017