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One Mississippi

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One Mississippi

“They say that the person you are at eighteen defines who you are going to become…”

A hard-hitting verbatim play that explores how the impact of childhood experiences shape men’s adult lives, and the journey it takes them on. Blending humour and storytelling with powerful elements of physical theatre, One Mississippi is an uncompromising insight into what takes us to breaking point.

Written by Mariem Omari
Directed by Mark Jeary
Produced by Callum Madge

From Bijli Productions, in association with Platform.

Important information

Age recommendation is 14+ and the show contains strong language and adult themes, including suicide.




 ‘One Mississippi raises profound questions about the structures of the society around men, which seem at least as strongly implicated in their distress as any personal tendencies towards mental disturbance.’
★★★★ Joyce McMillian (The Scotsman)

One Mississippi is a brutally honest portrayal of male isolation, and self-destruction.’
★★★★   Beth Blakemore (The Wee Review)

 ‘One Mississippi is a delicate and poignant piece of verbatim theatre, specifically bringing to light mental health issues affecting men… ”
★★★★  Liam Rees (The Play’s the Thing)


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