Presented by Divided Culture Co.

Andy’s husband has left him. Best friend James is ill equipped to help. As Andy spirals, they must learn to speak up to save themselves. Time is running out.

DATE: Thursday 21st November 2024

TIME: 7.30pm

PRICE: £16/14*

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Toxic tackles men’s mental health, masculinity and friendship. It follows two best friends and the circumstances which have caused them to spiral. Andy’s husband has left him. Best friend James is a man’s man, who uses gags to disguise his vulnerability. As Andy’s mental health spirals, they both must learn to face their demons head on, or destroy their friendships and themselves forever. Time is running out, and their lives are not the only lives at stake.

Winner of the 2021 Write For The Stage and OffFest Awards, Toxic is a vital exploration of what it means to be a man and the power of friendship and speaking up at a time when men account for three quarters of all UK suicides.


North West End


“It will make you laugh, cry and keep you hooked from start to finish.”   


4 Star review:



A Younger Theatre


“ …this truly poignant and confrontational show has been two years in the making and it’s well worth the wait.”


“A compelling watch from start to end.”


4 Star review:



Manchester Theatre Academy


“Eavesdropping on fellow audience members, it’s clear to see they were enthralled by this piece.”


“This play matters and should be seen far and wide. Congratulations on a truly successful piece of theatre!”





The Play’s The Thing


“Toxic is an excellent play with stellar performances”


Perfectly blending humour and pathos, the play is brilliantly written.”


4 star review:



RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes


Please note that latecomers may be refused entry and readmittance may not be possible.
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