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The Invisible Man

Unveiling the male experience of infertility

It maybe a man’s world, but not when it comes to infertility. For too long the male experience has been invisible. Traditionally the vast majority of tests and treatment have been focused on women. It’s been assumed that men have the ‘easy bit’ – all they need to do is go into a room with their favourite porn movie or magazine and wank! But is this really true? And even if it is true, is it actually easy? Join us for a unique evening which will convince you that men have feelings too!

  • Film-maker Thomas Webb presents an extract from his ground-breaking feature length documentary in which six men talk candidly to camera about how it really feels to go through fertility treatment as a man.

  • Theatre-maker Toby Peach performs an unforgettable (and possibly a little bit sticky) sample of his award-winning solo show The Eulogy of Toby Peach about the moment he was told he was going to be infertile, aged 22, after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

  • Singer songwriter Bob Strawbridge performs work from his latest EP Never Alone which has been inspired by his and his wife’s long fertility struggle – bringing forth a deeply personal collection of songs which tells of six years of lost pregnancies and unsuccessful IVF.

  • Elis Matthews – the rapping reverend – will be (over)sharing about the lived experience of a man diagnosed with azoospermia and his unconventional route to parenthood. Passionate about Jesus, words that rhyme and big tub yoghurt pots, once you’ve seen Elis perform the male experience of infertility will never be invisible again!

Thursday 25 April 2019

The Pit

7pm - 9pm

Tickets £10

 

Generously supported by LogixX Pharma

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Proudly produced in association with Fertility Road Magazine and The Fertility Foundation

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With thanks to our principal clinic supporters:

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The evening’s performance will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the artists and fertility experts Sheryl Homa, Director of Andrology Solutions and Michael Close, Director of LogixX Pharma – both leading voices in the industry on male factor infertility.

Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor, Writer and Journalist

The Artists

The Experts

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For press enquiries, please contact Midas Public Relations on 020 7361 7860 or email Hannah.Mcmillan@midaspr.co.uk

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