31 Hours

W14 Productions presents

31 Hours

by Kieran Knowles

‘100 years ago the biggest killer of young men was war, now they kill themselves.’

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
Every 31 hours someone takes their own life by jumping in front of a train. 
They are ten times more likely to be a man.

Man. Up. Man – Up.
Literally, what do you mean?
Is this how I walk as a man, or stand? Or do I do it like this? 
Please fucking tell me what that instruction means!


31 HOURS is the story of four men who clean up after rail suicides.  Filled with humour and humanity, it takes us on a high-speed kaleidoscopic journey through masculinity, mental health and messy aftermaths in modern Britain. 


"remarkable” ★★★★, The Guardian
“A smashing first play” New York Times
“Shot through with no-nonsense humour.” ★★★★, Time Out
On OPERATION CRUCIBLE (Kieran Knowles’ first play)

“Abigail Graham’s astonishingly well acted and quietly devastating revival” ★★★★★
The Independent on Abigail Graham’s production of Molly Sweeney.


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