Revolving Door

Next performance: Bedlam Festival: The Rep, Birmingham - Tuesday 8 October book here

Revolving Door is a 40 minute play about young male suicide. Martin’s ghost is the coroner who conducts the inquest into the circumstances of his own death. Martin calls his mother, GP and psychiatrist as witnesses and explores their responsibility in his suicide, as well as his own.

The interactive debate which follows the play explores the question of whether Martin’s suicide could have been prevented. Its duration can be tailor made to your needs. Approximately 100 performances over 6 years Shortlisted for a National Media Award for work in Northern Ireland, where Revolving Door evaluated as the most effective intervention in an anti stigma campaign run by Rethink in 2007.

Revolving Door by Polly Wright has recently been redeveloped with psychiatrist Erin Turner to bring it fully up to date. We will be doing a short tour of the current production in both the Midlands and the South East in February 2017. If you are interested in attending a performance in Brighton on Feb 15th, or booking the show in another area or specific context, please contact us to discuss.

Click here to see evaluations

“Very moving performance. Gave a real insight into the complexities of all those involved and affected by suicide” Health Professional

“The play incorporated many of the elements that have to be dealt with when someone is suicidal. The interactive debate highlighted the lack of public awareness of the help available for patients and those that love them” Member of the Samaritans

“Very powerful piece and great to empathise with people who have mental problems/issues” School Pupil Northern Ireland

“The debate particularly useful. This is a great way to investigate the various issues around suicide, highlighting those who might typically be involved and suggesting ways to obtain support etc.” Teacher. Northern Ireland

A presentation on a very successful tour of the play in Northern Ireland Click here for the Northern Ireland Revolving Door presentation

Pictures from the Hearth Centre’s wonderful performance of Revolving Door at the Old Joint Stock in June. Actors Todd Jennings, Vimal Korpal and Carl Thornley.