With overwhelming responses from audiences, Tinderbox is back with the hugely successful The Man Who Fell to Pieces at the Crescent 16 – 27 October. Premiered as part of EdgeFest at The MAC in collaboration with Prime Cut Productions in February, The Man Who Fell to Pieces explores the stigma of mental health in Northern Ireland.

The Man Who Fell to Pieces is a comedy which tells the story of John, a man who is literally falling apart. It is a physical, imaginative piece of theatre that celebrates what it means to be broken. The play also reflects the personal experience of Artistic Director Patrick J.O’Reilly who used his own struggle of coping with depression to show strength and hope.

If you want to talk about your cracked or broken pieces…

A Tinderbox and Crescent Arts Centre co-production.

Critic reviews

The Stage

The Man Who Fell to Pieces is a rare feat of theatre making.

 Jane Coyle

Explosive, gritty theatre with passionate and innovative staging, scoring, scripting and acting.

The Big List

A moving celebration of brokenness and a call to action about well-being and mental health. 

Alan in Belfast

Audience comments

Incredible moving and inspiring.

Poignant, unique and an important story told through comedy.

Honest expression of mental heath - beautiful imagery.

... genius; just go.