Breaking the silence on men's mental health, an innovative theatre show is set to amuse audiences at Axminster this weekend.

Blind Spot, which takes place entirely inside a car, with audience members sitting in the back seats and actors in the front.

With a mix of humour and poignant truth, it navigates the complex issue of male mental health.

The show has been funded by Arts Council England and produced by Alright Mate, who conducted a series of interviews with men from Devon, as it explores the difficulties men face when trying to express their emotions.

After a successful start at Princesshay shopping centre in Exeter during Mental Health Awareness Week, the show is aimed at other destinations across the South West including car parks, town centres, and playing fields.

On Saturday, June, 15, the show will perform in Axminster at the West Street Car Park, with performances at 10am, 11am, 1pm and the last one at 2pm.

Cally Hayes, director of Alright Mate and writer of Blind Spot, said:

"We've had so much fun making this show, but there is a serious message behind it, with suicide continuing to be the biggest cause of death in men under 50.

"We spoke to 14 men living in Devon who shared their stories with us about how hard it can be for men to open up about how they feel.

"They wanted the show to be funny and about being honest with yourself, because it’s only when you’re honest with yourself that you can get the help you need.”

Luke Jeffery, the show’s director, said: "I think comedy and laughter can be really powerful tools for tackling difficult subjects.

"The Global Mind Project's latest report ranked the UK second to last in mental wellbeing, highlighting the scale of the problem.

"If we put this show on in a theatre nobody would be talking about it, but the unconventional concept seems to have captured people's imaginations and is already sparking lots of conversations."

Limited spaces are available for Axminster's show and those interested should book tickets via their website.

Further dates for June cover Exmouth, Combeinteignhead, Awliscombe and Dorchester.