Catch Me, a new musical about male suicide is a hard-hitting show about a topic many people prefer to ignore. Suicide is the leading cause of death amongst men under the age of 45, which is why mental health and suicide prevention is one of the focus points of the worldwide Movember movement. Catch Me is being supported by CALM, a mental health charity that aims to prevent male suicides. The charity will be present at various performances to talk about suicide prevention.
On average, 13 men a day take their lives through suicide in the UK. “We must recognise the need for change around how we view mental health”, says Catch Me-director Jill Patterson. “In a light-hearted way, this show encourages the conversations to keep going.”
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Catch Me shows how friends and family of 32-year old Dean deal with his suicide, highlighting the questions and feelings that arise. Five friends attempt to come to terms with the recent and unexpected death of Dean. Gathered on the eve of his funeral they cry, laugh and reminisce. Though one questions remains: why did he kill himself?