The fragile nature of masculinity is a recurring theme in a lot of my writing. However, I’ve wanted to write a play specifically about male mental health and male friendships for a long time. Those relationships and the brittleness of the male psyche provide the central themes of ‘When We Were Brothers’.
Sarah McDonald-Hughes and Curtis Cole are the co-writers of Sherbet, one of two New Writing plays that won this year's Octagon National Prize. Artistic Assistant Alex Joynes met up with the two writers, who will also be performing their work, to find out a bit more.