Comedy cabaret musical that explains 'it's ok not to be ok' comes to the South Holland Centre this summer
An award-winning comedy musical that aims to 'throw glitter at depression' is coming to Spalding this year.
The show, by writing company Silent Uproar, is called 'A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)' and comes to the South Holland Centre on June 13.
It was shortlisted for the Mental Health Foundation’s first ever Mental Health Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The tour of the show has been supported by the NHS and mental health organisations.
It is influenced by the writing company’s personal experiences and their own research.
The team spent a year interviewing 50 people living with depression, speaking to psychiatrists, the NHS, mental health nurses, the charity Mind and psychologists.
The cast and crew have also had mental health awareness training from Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, organised by NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group.
Written by Olivier award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky and Mannish), the show is described as 'a joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy show. Except for all the bits about depression.'
Alex Mitchell, artistic director of Silent Uproar, said: "We wanted to create something that challenged the notion that depression is just being a bit sad. We wanted to create a fun show for people who are living with it, but also for their mate that doesn't really believe that depression is a thing.”
In addition to the cast and crew being able to talk to people affected by any of the issues in the show, the company is also arranging for mental healthcare volunteers to be on hand after performances to signpost them to help available.
For more about the show and Silent Uproar visit: www.silentuproarproductions.co.uk
Tickets will be available from the South Holland Centre.