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Critically acclaimed one-man show Y’MAM (Young Man’s Angry Movements) is coming to Northern Stage on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th March. Majid Mehdizadeh (aka actor Luke Jerdy) takes to the stage performing in an auto-biographical show outlining his journey to ‘manhood’.

Breaking down his struggles, anxieties, anger and actions, Y’MAM tackles the difficult subject of what it means to be a man and where a person can stand in an unspoken hierarchy of masculinity. In the context of a contemporary society, Majid traces where all of these feelings and responses began in a deeply honest origin story.

Using a combination of spoken word and music, Y’MAM is ultimately a performance about love and appreciation. He invites the audience to be part of his analysis of toxic masculinity and its impact on everyone, as well as using his own story to show the potential to learn and grow.

This show aims to educate and inspire as well as entertain, particularly young men. Majid Mehdizadeh says: “I want to introduce a new kind of manhood, a masculinity that provides the foundations for how men should be and what that might look like. Learning to harness and control anger is a vitally important step on that journey.”

Y’MAM is at Northern Stage, Newcastle on Friday 25th-Saturday 26th March.


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