Wednesday 8th November 7pm - 8.15pm 

Sheffield and online 

All online links will be sent half an hour before the start time

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Something to Take off the Edge is a unique and thought-provoking one-man show that explores the intersection of mental health, addiction, and learning difficulties, within the criminal justice system.

Heavily based on lived experience this One-Man-Show Tragi-Comedy follows the journey of two men from different walks of life, as they navigate the realities of long-term incarceration during 1980s Britain. The show delves into the complex relationship between the two men as they find solace in each other's company, literature, and other ‘treats’ while coping with past traumas and mental health struggles.

Poignant and often funny, Something To Take Off The Edge also has a deeper purpose; It aims to encourage reading and promote literacy among prisoners and also promote inclusivity and accessibility in the arts and society by exploring the idea of how personal life stories and events can be transformed into works of literature, performance, and other forms of art. 


Written, directed and performed by Errol McGlashan

About this activity

Event type: Performance

Age guidance: This activity is recommended for ages 15+.  

Content warning: This activity contains some strong language, substance abuse and dark humour.

Duration: This activity is 70 minutes long. 

Interval: This activity does not have an interval.

Pre/post event activity: This activity has a short post show discussion. 

Tickets: Tickets cost £0 - £10 and are available to purchase through Eventbrite. Your ticket will also provide you with access to all online events. Please make sure to book your place on any other workshops. 


All workshops and performances in the Social Model…& More Festival will include:

  • In person BSL interpretation 

  • In person level access and accessible toilets 

  • In person dedicated calm room

  • The option to attend online

  • Online performances will include BSL interpretation and captioning. 

Access at Theatre Deli Sheffield

Access at Theatre Deli’s Sheffield venue includes level access throughout, a dedicated calm room, a hearing loop and accessible toilets. If you have any specific access requirements you would like us to be aware of, please email [email protected]


Please note that we have taken the following precautions to protect audiences from the spread of Covid-19:

  • Reduced capacity for all in person events
  • Provided online options for all events
  • Encouraging audiences, artists and staff to wear masks to in person events if they are able to

Find out more about Errol McGlashan 

Errol McGlashan, also known as Spoken Word Artist Uncle Errol, is a renowned performer from Brixton, South London. Since 2011, he's won awards for his spoken word performances, including Best Spoken Word Artist at The Poetry Awards 2019. He occasionally works with ex-offenders and promotes literacy and creativity among young people. Errol created Word On The Kerb, a mobile Open Mic platform for creative expression in public spaces. He's also acted on stage, screen, and in communities, featuring in award-winning films. His first one-man show, Something to Take off the Edge, explores life, redemption, and the power of art. Errol inspires through his artistry and empowers others, showcasing the transformative potential of creativity in overcoming adversity.

The Social Model…& More Festival 

Taking place across Theatre Deli's Sheffield and London venues in November 2023, the festival, which has been curated by artist Caroline Mawer, explores new perspectives on disability and the relationship between disabled people and the world around them.

Find out more about The Social Model…& More Festival here

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