Musical backed by NHS and mental health charities comes to Stephen Joseph Theatre

Published on Jan 3, 2019

An award-winning comedy musical that throws glitter at depression backed by NHS and mental health charities Mind and Mental Health Foundation is coming to Scarborough.

Silent Uproar is bringing A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) to Stephen Joseph Theatre on 5 – 6 February, after impressing crowds and critics alike at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

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.

Scarborough GP and Clinical Lead for Mental Health, Dr Peter Billingsley, said: “One in four people in the UK experience depression and yet millions of people still don’t talk about their condition as they think it will affect their jobs or relationships.

“The show could be an incredibly powerful way of showcasing mental health and how it can affect people as well as breaking down any stereotypes and educating people who still don’t fully understand depression or even believe it’s a thing.”

The show was shortlisted for the Mental Health Foundation’s first ever Mental Health Fringe Award at Edinburgh Fringe last year and is influenced by the company’s personal experiences, it has also been informed by people living with mental health problems and medical professionals.

Silent Uproar is a Hull-based new writing company, commissioning writers to create playful and provocative work to help make the world a little less grim.

Tickets for Scarborough start from £10 and are available on the Stephen Joseph Theatre website.

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