One Mississippi 2022 Tour

They say the person you are at eighteen defines who you are going to become...


A dynamic piece of Physical Verbatim Theatre, that explores how the impact of childhood experiences shape men’s adult lives. Blending humour and storytelling with powerful elements of physical theatre, this production is an uncompromising insight into what takes us to breaking point.

Written by Mariem Omari | Directed by Mark Jeary-Fairbairn

Part of the 2022 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

One Mississippi is based on a collection of interviews undertaken with men across Scotland including, a Scottish Pakistani Muslim, an Indian Sikh, a Northern Irishman living in Glasgow, and a recovering addict from East Glasgow. Through their stories the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on men is revealed, no matter their ethnicity or faith – ultimately becoming a collective story of their lived reality.

Running time: 75 minutes (no interval)

Age restriction: 14+ (contains strong language and adult themes, including suicide)

In association with Platform. Supported by Creative Scotland.

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ "Raises profound questions about the structures of the society around men..." - Joyce McMillian, The Scotsman

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ "Brutally honest" - The Wee Review

Tickets | One Mississippi


Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse G34 9JW

Saturday 30th April – 2.30pm

£8.50 | Concessions £5


The Revelator, Barclay Curle, 739 South Street G14 0BX

Tuesday 3rd May – 7.30pm


Beacon Arts Centre Studio, Custom House Quay PA15 1HJ

Thursday 5th May – 7.30pm*

*BSL Interpreted Performance followed by a post show Q&A

£12 | Concessions £10


Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place EH8 9SU

Friday 6th May & Saturday 7th May* – 7.30pm

*BSL Interpreted Performance followed by a post show Q&A

£12 | Concessions £9


An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Isle of Lewis HS1 2DS

Tuesday 10th May – 8pm

£12 | Concessions £9


Eden Court, Bishop’s Road IV3 5SA

Wednesday 11th May* – 7.30pm

*BSL Interpreted Performance

£12 | Concessions £9


Kirriemuir Town Hall, 28-30 Reform Street, Angus DD8 4BS

Friday 13th May – 7.30pm

£12 | Concessions £9


Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street AB24 5AT

Saturday 14th May – 7pm

£13.20 | Concessions £9.90 | Student or Under 26 £5.50


Cathy, Glasgow said:

“It is one of the best shows I have seen in years…I cried and laughed and thought about my kids and how much we are responsible for…"

Written by Mariem Omari

Directed by Mark Jeary-Fairbairn

Produced by Callum Madge

Production & Stage Management by Alma Lindenhovius

Movement Direction by Skye Reynolds

Lighting Design by Grant Anderson

Meet the CAST

Adam Buksh


Adam Buksh is a Glasgow based actor who has been working professionally since he graduated in 2009. He works mainly in Theatre (How to Make a Killing in Bollywood, Caesar, Macbeth) but has also done motion capture for the Bannockburn Exhibition, TV and Film (Scot Squad, The Break - Soul Journey, The Wife) and is currently a continuity announcer for STV.

Adam is very excited to be working again with Bijli and to bring One Mississippi to new audiences in Scotland.


Nick Danan

Nick was born and raised in Belfast and his extensive theatre credits include Quietly & The Turn of the Screw (Omnibus Theatre, London), Antony & Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (RSC), The Titanic Boys (Grand Opera House, Belfast), The Quare Fellow (Tricycle Theatre, London & UK Tour), The Shadow of a Gunman (Tricycle Theatre), This Lime Tree Bower (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Gym & Tonic (Hull Truck) and Juno & The Paycock (Leicester Haymarket). His Television credits include WPC56, Henry V and Safe. Nick is also Artistic Director of Strange Fish Theatre Company which brings great Irish plays to this side of the Irish Sea.

Scott Kyle


Scott is best known for his role as ‘Ross’ in the hit US television series Outlander. He has a string of successful stage, film and television credits to his name including a starring role on the big screen as ‘Clancy’ in Ken Loach’s The Angels’ Share. This led to a role portraying real life soldier ‘Corporal Stu Pearson’ in BAFTA nominated Kajaki/Kilo Two Bravo.

In 2010 Scott won The Stage Best Actor for his portrayal of ‘Billy’ in Singin’ I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim.

Manjot Sumal

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Manjot began his career in community theatre and since becoming a professional actor has appeared in numerous theatre productions. He has has guested on popular Scottish sitcom Still Game (BBC Scotland) and has regular appearances in Fags, Mags and Bags (BBC Radio 4). He is best know for playing PC Surjit Singh in BBC Scotlands Scot Squad and is a cast member of CBBC's The Demon Headmaster.  Manjot wrote and performed in How To Make A Killing In Bollywood with Umar Ahmed, and was on the BBC Writersroom New Voices 2020 scheme.

Manjot would like to thank Mariem and Mark for allowing him to reprise the role of 'K' in One Mississippi.

Development Photos

Writer Mariem said:

“There are very few, if any, pieces of verbatim theatre on the issue of men and childhood trauma, and none that look at it from a Scottish context. One Mississippi addresses this gap. The performance is very dynamic and combines physical theatre with storytelling, again adding to our signature Physical Verbatim Theatre approach”