Come and meet Death in this pre-Halloween preview of a play which faces mental distress with humour and song.
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It's X-Factor meets Judgement Day - Who will live? Who will die? Become part of the action in this live theatre experience.
Game Over is a black comedy musical about two men who take their own lives on the same night and have to compete for the right to stay dead.
At the start of the play we see the men arrive at ‘Limbo’, a dark place populated by lost souls (the audience) and ‘Death’.
Death explains that due to a clerical error, only one of them will be allowed to die - and that the other will have to go back to ‘their living hell on Earth’.
Through music and humour, the play explores issues around depression and suicide in entertaining, thought-provoking and original ways.
The game-show format encourages audience participation, and gives an honest and uncompromising portrayal of the challenges the contestants have faced which brought them to the edge of life.
The play’s writer/director Dave Bain said: ‘Game Over draws on my six years’ experience of working with suicidal people at the Maytree Respite Centre, with an emphasis on how men in particular reach this crisis point.’
All profits from performances of Game Over support the Maytree Respite Centre, which aims to alleviate suffering and help people in suicidal crisis to re-engage with life and to restore hope.