An interesting solo show is about to take the stage at Alphabetti Theatre on Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December, as How To Be A Man uses a combination of true and fictional stories, with the help of two mannequins and a Guide To The Art Of Manliness (a real book, really published in recent times) to look at just what being a man in 2016 really means.
How to be a Man is written, devised and performed by Jon M Coleman, directed by Josh Coates and Paper People Theatre, with set design by Simone Romaniuk. The show looks at masculinity, and the questions that it all raises, in our society, on just what manhood means now. With questions both serious and not so serious raised, it’s a delve into the past, present and future of men, with a fascinating story of a small girl wishing it was possible for men to walk out in the street wearing high heels and a dress, ending in a revolution that destroys our society and rebuilds the world as an entirely equal utopia. This is an immensely relevant piece, and something which we can all take something from.