Alpha Who?

Exploring vulnerability & masculinity

7 Aug to 9 Aug

Full price: £ 15 Concessions: £ 12
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Created by Matt Franco
Hosted by The Cockpit


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An exploration of masculinity and vulnerability
Every week 84 men take their own lives in the UK.

We're struggling to define masculinity in today's modern society, which expects men to be able to share their feelings and be vulnerable after generations of masculine repression.

But how do we share? If we're to heal wounds that men hold within themselves, we must first explore how to engage with the feminine within.

Part theatre, part dance and part visual art installation Alpha Who? is a solo piece that plays with language, and fuses modern dance with physical theatre.

With scenography by painter Saverio Tonoli, Alpha Who? is a performance that takes you on a personal journey to battle the cultural pressures to conform.


You'll meet five characters: Truthful Self, Control Freak, Laid Back Guy, Invasive Avoider and Child.

Together we'll explore what other Beings live inside us,

Can men be both masculine and feminine? Can you be something more?


Audience responses to performances-in-progress:

"Incredible work, deserves to be shared to a MASS audience. Everyone needs to see this."

"Physically astonishing."

"The energy blew my mind."


Show Details
Running time: 60 mins.
Tickets: £15/ £12

In collaboration with Tatwerk Performative Forschung, Berlin.

Creative Team
Creator and performer: Matt Franco
Director: Gail Sixsmith
Scenography: Saverio Tonoli
Voice: Jonathan Dawes
Dramaturgy: Matt Franco & Gail Sixsmith
Music: Sabio Janiak
Sound: Matt Franco
Light: Naia Burucoa, Matt Franco, Gail Sixsmith & Saverio Tonoli
Costume: Ginevra Angiuli

PR: Chloe Nelkin Consulting
Social Media: Corinna Cunningham

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Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th August - 7pm