We will always aim to list content, production and emotional “trigger” warnings on each of our production pages, as well as in some of our social media posts and in our programmes, as appropriate.
We try not to go into too much detail around the plot (to avoid giving spoilers), but we recognise that some plays may cause distress or trigger challenging emotions for some of our audience members. We will therefore aim to flag themes that we consider may cause upset or distress (for example extreme violence or sexually explicit themes). We will also aim to notify our audiences of potential technical “triggers” (for example loud noises, flashing lights, the use of smoke machines, and/or smoking on stage).
Where possible, we may also add an age suitability reference. However, please note that this is only ever given as guidance, and is ultimately down to individual choice.
N.B. Our content and production warnings may be updated as a production evolves through rehearsals and previews, so please note that they may change between booking a ticket and seeing the production.
Wherever possible, we will endeavour to give relevant Health & Safety warnings, but an individual’s personal health and safety remains their own responsibility.
If there are specific themes, triggers or allergies which you would like to discuss with one of our team before you book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you as soon as possible, noting we are entirely run by volunteers. If, during a performance, you experience an issue, please speak to our on duty House Manager, or to one of our Front of House team, or alternatively you can contact us with your feedback via email@example.com.
Whilst the information provided below is not an exhaustive list, you can use the links below which signpost you to further information on some of the places you can go to get support and information where you may have been affected by an issue:
www.thecalmzone.net/get-support CALM are a leading movement against suicide
www.samaritans.org support for anxiety, depression and suicide
www.mind.org.uk mental health support & confidential help on a range of mental health issues
www.themix.org.uk/get-support an online hub of support for young people
www.youngminds.org.uk/ mental health support for young people
www.depressionalliance.org/ support and understanding for sufferers and relatives
www.anxietyuk.org.uk supporting those living with anxiety disorders
www.papyrus-uk.org support for anyone u35 experiencing suicidal thoughts, and for anyone with concerns about someone
www.relate.org.uk the UK’s largest and most experienced relationship counselling organisation
www.drugsline.org an independent drugs crisis, information and support charity
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk helpline for people with drink problems
tht.org.uk support for people who need to talk to someone about their sexuality or sexual identity
www.nhs.uk/conditions/gender-dysphoria/ information relating to gender identity
www.feast-ed.org/ an International non-profit organization of and for caregivers of loved ones suffering from eating disorders
www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ the UK’s eating disorder charity with a mission to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders
www.nhs/uk the UK’s primary site for all health concerns
Click on the link below for general information about access to counselling and therapy services:
See below for links to a comprehensive range of helplines on a wide variety of topics:
SMOKING ON STAGE: Please be advised that some plays contain scenes of cigarette smoking. Where it is considered that smoking is essential for the artistic integrity of the play, in accordance with the Health Act 2006 (section 7(3), with reference to section 3 (5)), it is permissible for a performer to smoke on stage (i.e. in a public building). Wherever possible, we will use nicotine-free (herbal) cigarettes in these instances. In all such instances, a full risk assessment will be conducted and we will confer with Bury Council as required. We will always endeavour to be as smoke free as possible.