30 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018

Almeida Questions

Masculinity: Toxic or misunderstood?

The Writer

Tickets £5

Free to those aged 25 and under. 


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This is men talk. I got some talk for you later. You know what kind of talk I mean. You go on and powder it up. – Fences by August Wilson

Take charge. Hide your feelings. Be strong. Man up.

What does it mean to be male today? What are the rules to becoming a real man? When the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 today is suicide who do masculine ideals endanger most? 

This Almeida Questions panel puts masculinity under the spotlight to debate whether male characteristics and behaviours are inherently toxic – or just misunderstood. 

Matt Cain
Maddy Costa
Ella Hickson
Sule Rimi
Jamie Wilkes


Dates & Tickets

Mon 30 Apr

Free to those aged 25 and under. Log in and enter the promo code UNDER25 when booking.

Matt Cain was born in Bury and brought up in Bolton. He spent ten years making arts and entertainment programmes for ITV before stepping in front of the camera in 2010 to become Channel 4 News’ first ever culture editor. His first novel, Shot Through the Heart, was published in 2014 and his second, Nothing But Trouble, followed in 2015. As a journalist he's contributed articles to all the major UK newspapers and in 2017 was voted Diversity in Media's Journalist of the Year. In Spring this year he stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of Attitude, the UK's biggest-selling magazine for gay men. He lives in London.

Additional information

Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.