’30 just matters, innit. Like there’s no doubt you’re a proper adult then. Like 25 to 29 is just training, but 30, it’s real.’
Tunde’s thirtieth birthday is fast approaching. So he’s started therapy because he hasn’t been able to get to the gym for weeks, and a recent one-night stand ended in tears – his.
Interrogating the challenge of opening up and accepting our own vulnerabilities, Ifeyinwa Frederick’s Sessions is a raw, funny, bittersweet deep-dive into the complexities of masculinity, depression and therapy. It was first produced in 2021 on tour of the UK, before a run at Soho Theatre, London, co-produced by Paines Plough and Soho, and directed by Philip Morris.