Barnsley tour for play on men's mental health

A new play by theatre company Red Ladder explores mental health, masculinity and human connection in a social media-obsessed world.

Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 5:05 pm
The Parting Glass - Tom Swift as Jim and Alyce Liburd as Sara
The Parting Glass - Tom Swift as Jim and Alyce Liburd as Sara

The Parting Glass is a new play by Yorkshire playwright Chris O’Connor.

During an intimate and witty performance, audiences are invited to join spirited lass Sara at a special gathering she has organised. Jim is a funny and charming lad who tells us his story down the pub over a pint. They seem like the perfect match, but is all as it appears?

The show examines mental health and the culture of silence that can prevent men from opening up about their experiences.

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It will tour to Barnsley in September as part of Red Ladder Local, which takes exceptional new writing into the heart of communities in non-theatre spaces including pubs, social and sports clubs and community centres.

Local tour dates include St John's Parish Hall, Staincross, Barnsley on September 13 and Shaw Lane Sports Club, Barnsley on September 19.

Tickets can be booked via the Barnsley Civic. Please call the theatre on 01226 327000 to book or go online and visit