Please be aware there are big spoilers below!
At Greedy Pig, we believe that theatre should be an engaging and safe experience for all. Whilst we love to surprise an audience with a shock twist, we know that sometimes not all surprises are welcome. As such, on this page, you can find trigger warnings for all Greedy Pig's currently viewable, or upcoming productions. Be aware that there are spoilers ahead.
We aim to have covered most of the more common triggers on this page, but if you are looking for something specific - or would like more detail, please feel free to contact us here.
CLOSE YOUR EYES, I'M FILMING
PRIMARY TRIGGERS: PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE, AND INSINUATIONS OF PHYSICAL ABUSE
LANGUAGE: Strong language.
SUICIDE: One brief mention of suicide.
SELF-HARM: One filmed example of self-harm, though it is filmed from a distance and the footage is very grainy.
DISTRESS: One short scene of significant distress.
ABUSE: Ongoing themes of emotional abuse and manipulation, and the insinuation of physical abuse (though physical abuse is never seen).
BLOOD: One short scene that insinuates the physical abuse includes blood. One short scene that depicts self harm includes blood, though grainy and from a distance.
GAGGING: Two short clips of someone spitting something in their mouth out into the sink.
PRIMARY TRIGGERS: DISCUSSIONS OF SUICIDE AND REFERENCE TO HOMOPHOBIA/BIPHOBIA
LANGUAGE: Strong language.
DEATH/SUICIDE: Discussions of a character who committed suicide, and the funeral.
HOMOPHOBIA/BIPHOBIA: Discussions of homophobia and biphobia, including references to homophobia/biphobia from parents and family members. Reference to cultural homophobia, specifically relating to Jamaica. At points the characters exhibit homophobic/biphobic microaggressions (notably bi erasure), and discuss internalised homophobia/biphobia. A primary theme is the exploration of masculinity and femininity in relation to bisexuality, and within the context of drag and wearing makeup.
INTIMACY: Characters kiss on stage.
LOUD NOISES: The show features multiple song performances, which feature loud music. Two characters shout loudly at each other during a scene.
HEALTH/PERIODS: One character speaks in graphic detail about an unexpected period.
MENTAL HEALTH: Discussions of one character feeling anxious/potentially having anxiety. A character has a "panic attack" - though whilst he claims it to be a panic attack, to the audience and other characters, it's apparent that it's just him being dramatic.
DRAG/GENDER: One character is pursuing drag, and we see him performing in drag on multiple occasions. Discussions of how femininity and masculinity intertwine with drag.
Please find below resources that aim to help individuals deal with some of the topics within our plays (such as sexual abuse, toxic masculinity, and emotional abuse). As well as exercises you can do/websites you can visit for decompression after discussions of these themes.
EXERCISES / ACTIVITIES: