Digging Deep is supported by Lambeth Council, CALM and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.
Mossy is done with life. He’s from the shit end of nowhere, with a shit job, and a shit life. He’s tried to make it work, but it’s time for him to leave. Goodnight Vienna. But the thought of leaving his Mum with a five grand bill is hard... so he comes up with the ingenious plan to ‘Fundraise his own Funeral’. His three best mates; Kane, Jack and Matt are horrified but reluctantly rise to the challenge – hoping that the experience might just make Mossy change his mind. But as the campaign goes viral, the world’s press descends, and the boys start choosing coffins, Mossy begins to feel the pressure...
'Digging Deep' examines the rise of suicide in young men - and in particular, in young men from working class backgrounds. The play looks to explore the tight camaraderie within these communities, lack of opportunity, and feelings of frustration from young people becoming financial burdens on their parents.
The play also touches on the concept of euthanasia (ie, whether we should be able to make our own choice on when and how we’d like to die) and ties into the recent ‘Cost of Dying’ debate – in which bodies are being kept in morgues/funeral homes for up to a year to enable families to raise money for a funeral.
Most prominently, this play explores how so few young men feel that they can ask for help... even from those closest to them.
This show may contain scenes of a distressing nature.
Part of Let's Talk @ VAULT Festival with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
"Just Add Milk are a passionate, industrious company" - Andy Routledge.
Just Add Milk are a theatre company founded by three working class actors and close friends in their second year at drama school – Kyle, Kristian, and Niall. In 2016 JAM produced and performed their first show, Year Ten, at Edinburgh Fringe to rave reviews. Year Ten later enjoyed a sold out transfer run at The Tabard Theatre in West London.
JAM organise and host affordable regular workshops for actors - as part of their ongoing ethos to support and develop actors' skills in such a challenging industry. JAM have worked with and hosted workshops with huge names, such as Phillip Ridley, Matthew Xia and Mischief Theatre, to provide actors a platform to continue to grow and expand their connections with industry professionals.
JAM are also dedicated to making new work run regular 'At It' session, which are actor let workshops. Part of each ‘AT IT’ session focuses on new writing, which the company plans to collate and develop further.
Kyle Rowe - Mossy
Matthew Woodhead - Kane
Josh Sinclair-Evans - Jack
Jonny Green - Matt
Artistic Directors of JAM: Kyle Rowe & Kristian Wall
Producers: Kristian Wall & Liam McLaughlin
Production Assistant: Emma- Louise Howell
Writer: Amy Guyler
Director: Alistair Wilkinson
Assistant Director & Stage Manager: Hannah Burke
Lighting Designer: Joe Thomas
Sound Designer: Jack Ridley
Set & Costume Designer: Emma Noble
Design Assistant: Kayleigh Healey
Praise for Just Add Milk's previous work;
West End Wilma
"The performances were uniformly brilliant, with not a weak link in the cast"
Broadway Baby ★★★★
"If you want to see a couple of potentially big names of the future you’ll find them in Year Ten"
Ed Fringe Review
"These actors tackle raw teenage hardships with sensitivity and gusto. "