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On an isolated hilltop two men must face their darkest secrets and deepest fears in a chance encounter destined to change their lives forever. An unsettling and insightful drama exposing two men's fight for truth, justice and survival.

Click here to get a deeper insight into Fragile Man by author David Martin.

The Production

The play’s topical inspiration was initially drawn from the dramatic and shocking rise in Western male suicide rates, highlighting the stress and isolation of 21st century living. Further developed through improvised workshops, Fragile Man has grown into an originally scripted drama focused on the difficulties that can accompany 'becoming me’ and the mental and emotional struggle we face to know our true selves. It's themes* delve deeply into our shared experience of being human and take a new perspective on our freedom to choose, faith, guilt, self-preservation and the dawning reality of our own fragile existence.

Fragile Man’s writer, David Martin says…”what started as an exploration of the hidden depths of male identity has become a darkly mysterious, sometimes comedic and often moving journey of self-discovery, which is relevant, thought-provoking and designed to resonate loudly with its audience.” 

Inspired by visits to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015 and 2016, David formed Softsod Productions specifically to create a drama for the Fringe that would stand out from the crowd. He continues … “in the hands of our outstanding Director Jacqs Graham and alongside fellow creative and actor Richard Miltiadis, we truly believe Fragile Man captures the very essence of the Fringe, in this unique, well-crafted, edgy and evocative piece of theatre.”

Its first preview performance was staged on 26th May 2017 at the Rondo Theatre as part of the Bath Fringe Festival. ​

*contains some adult themes