BRADFORD theatre company Freedom Studios is taking its acclaimed drama

When We Were Brothers on the road.

Ben Tagoe’s intimate play will tour pubs, clubs and social clubs through November.

The play, which explores male friendship and the fragile nature of the male psyche, opened to critical acclaim last April.

When We Were Brothers tells the story of Danny and Tommo, who have been friends since they were eight years old and have played, fought, and had each other’s backs.

Now they’re grown up, Danny’s down in London, and Tommo is off work and back in his old bedroom.

But Tommo’s mum, Julie, is really worried about him, and Danny may be the only one who can help.

Tagoe, who went on to become a writer on Coronation Street, said: “The fragile nature of masculinity is a recurring theme in a lot of my writing.

“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.”

When We Were Brothers can be seen in Leeds at Hawksworth Wood Village Hall (November 8), Hunslet Rugby League Club (9), The Gate Community Centre at Bell Isle (14), and Farsley Constitutional Club (15). Call 0113 228 5552 or visit to book tickets.

Bradford-based Freedom Studios is an award-winning intercultural theatre company, which connects different people and communities through story-telling and making theatre.

They have performed ‘site-specific’ productions locations including Manningham Mills and Bradford Interchange.