Toxic masculinity under the spotlight

One Of The Lads at the 2018 Galway Theatre Festival

"I CURSE, I spit, I scream, I distract from the stinging in my eyes and I smash a bottle over his head." This is Seamie, and he would rather down a litre of paint-stripper then do yoga or talk about his feelings.

This is One Of The Lads, written by Treasa Nealon, and staged by The Rabbit's Riot Theatre Company in The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid's Lane, on Thursday May 10, Friday 11, and Saturday 12 at 9pm.

Seamie’s life is set to continue in this pattern, until GAA coach Kev returns home from Australia, and starts adding mindfulness, alongside lunges, to the senior men’s training sessions, putting Seamie’s binge-drinking and fist-fighting methods of communication to the test. "This is a one man show about toxic masculinity and mental health issues of young men living in rural Ireland," said Treasa Nealon. "In light of the issues that have recently come up in the media regarding toxic masculinity and lad culture, One Of The Lads is relevant."

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