HOLD ME, I BEG YOU Comes to The Butterfly Club, 1/31
Have you ever wondered how different the world would be if we noticed that girl crying on the train, or that guy on the platform with the urge to jump? Would we hold them? Would we remind them it's going to be okay? Would we try to make a difference?
In 2016, 7.85 suicides happened a day in Australia according to the Australian Bureau Of Statistics, and Lifeline Australia say that for every one successful suicide, there's on average 30 failed suicide attempts. Thatcher's Boy Theatre are back with their new show Hold Me, I Beg You which seeks to stop the yearly increase in those statistics by reminding us all that compassion for each other goes a long way.
Lion just wanted to feel recognised. To be held. And just when things got too tough, the world changed. Suddenly, depression was a transferrable disease from one to another by embracing. Hold Me, I Beg You follows the story of four strangers through monologues as they navigate their own minds and emotions in a world where society now has to make a choice: compassion or fear.
Debuting at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne before their Adelaide Fringe appearance, Kieran Gould-Dowen is bringing the interesting and engaging storytelling that his audiences are familiar with and taking them on an emotional, raw, and truly human journey on a subject matter he feels particularly passionate about.
"As a society, we are slowly getting better at starting the conversation on mental health but there's still so far to go. Three million Australians are living with depression. It's not a disease, and as a society, whether we experience it or not, we need to become conscious of how we can help and love one another." - Kieran Gould-Dowen, writer and director of Hold Me, I Beg You.
This production opens on 31st January 2018 and runs for five nights. Bookings recommended.
Show Details: Hold Me, I Beg You
Dates: 31st January 2018 - 4th February 2018
Venue: The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, Off Little Collins Street