Between You and Me
A male survivor…
Your best friend…
What would you do?
Based on true-life stories, BETWEEN YOU and ME is a new piece of exploratory theatre exposing the societal stereotypes around male sexual abuse.
With the stage as a forum for debate, audiences are invited to witness the unravelling of a man’s life from the vantage point of his family and friends before exploring how we might change the course of his story
"It made me see the possible causes of people's behaviour in a completely new light... helped me see some of the pieces of my own family puzzle"
Sweet Werks 1
15 – 17 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL
12 May | 11:30 am
02 June | 11:30 am
Duration: 50* minutes
* NOTE: After the performance, audience members will be invited to feed back about the storyline and suggest how things might have turned out if characters had behaved differently. This is not obligatory and there will be a short pause to allow anyone not wanting to participate in this to leave.
Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)
Fringe box office: 01273 91 72 72
Sweet venues box office: 01273 76 32 35
Between You and Me has been produced in partnership with SpeakUpActOut, a theatre company who use methods from Theatre of the Oppressed to devise immersive and fast paced performances about socio-political issues.
From homelessness, young criminals to family law suits and homophobia, SpeakUpActOut are fearless in confronting our community’s ingrained assumptions and stereotypes about male survivors of sexual abuse.
Mankind are proud to be working with SpeakUpActOut to build on our growing portfolio of plays and performances that challenge traditional stereotypes around masculinity.
The way we talk about sexual abuse isn’t working for men and boys.
At Mankind, we have recognised that things have to change.
Join us in committing to be part of that change – take the ‘Mankind pledge’ below
My mankind pledge...
I recognise that:
Men can also be the victims of sexual violence and abuse
Not all sexual crimes are committed by men
I therefore acknowledge that the way we think and talk about sexual crimes is too simplistic and needs to change. I pledge to become a part of this change by challenging existing social stereotypes in how we hear, think and talk about the sexual abuse of men and boys.
NOTE: Adding your name to our pledge list doesn’t commit you to anything else. Your details will never be shared with any third party.