Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Tues 28 May 2019
Neck or Nothing is the story of Jens, who after experiencing a traumatising near death encounter with a grizzly bear in his youth, spends his entire life creating a suit that will enable him to come face to face with his greatest fear.
Although initially seen as therapeutic, Jens’ obsession with his suit starts to take its toll on his personal and family life, as he becomes more and more divorced from reality. Delving into themes of escapism, isolation and trauma, and the fantasies we construct in order to deal with them, Neck Or Nothing marks the Stantonbury Theatre debut of Fledgling Theatre, last seen on tour with the sell-out They Built It. No One Came.
★★★★ "believable, compelling and very funny... if its creators have indeed risked it all recklessly for success, they should now stand proud" The Upcoming
★★★★ “They balance sincerity and comedy throughout, allowing the audience a laugh even when the situation is heartbreakingly hopeless” Spy In The Stalls
★★★★ "well worth seeing... brilliantly performed" From Page To Stage
Neck Or Nothing has been supported by Arts Council England, Pleasance Theatre, Greenwich Theatre and Theatr Clwyd.