Rules for Being a Man

The theme of Men’s Mental Health is examined in a new play, touring Norfolk this October

A brand new play,  which aims to break down barriers and encourage people to talk freely about the subject of men’s mental health is set to tour library and bar venues across Norfolk  this autumn.

‘Rules for Being a Man’ by Norwich based ‘All-In Productions follows three generations of men in one family as they deal with the pressures of modern life and society’s expectations around masculinity and ‘being a man’.

Co-produced with arts and community charity Creative Arts East, and developed with input from The Samaritans and survivors of suicide, the play combines the use of ‘silent disco’-style wireless headphone technology with live performance to explore the often stigmatised subject of men’s mental health in an honest and thought provoking way.

‘Rules for Being a Man’ is supported by Arts Council England and Norfolk County Council,  with performances at:

Fakenham Library,  Thurs. 4th Oct. at 10.30am

Wymondham Library, Fri. 5th Oct, at 10.30am

King’s Lynn Library on Wed. 10th Oct. at 10.30am

St. George’s Theatre Bar, Great Yarmouth, Wed. 10th Oct. at 3.30pm

Watton Library on Thurs. 11th Oct. at 2.30pm

The café at Sheringham Little Theatre on Sat. 13th Oct. 4.30pm

Entrance to all performances are free, with any donations received going to The Samaritans.

All-In Productions create theatre and interactive experiences for those who don’t normally engage in the arts. They are based in Norwich and work all over the UK, and were founded in 2014 by Daniel Burgess and Adam Taylor (Exec Director of The Garage). For more information about All-In Productions, please go to:

Creative Arts East is an arts and community development charity, working in Norfolk, Suffolk, and the wider East of England. Our vision is to create culturally vibrant, connected and motivated communities, to fight social isolation and increase wellbeing, and champion arts access within rural areas. We do this by helping people access and engage with high-quality arts experiences, specifically focusing on those people who might find it difficult to participate in the cultural life of their area.

For further information about Creative Arts East go to:


Twitter: @CreativArtsEast


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