Depression isn’t the subject matter that you first think of when it comes to musicals. Radio 4’s All in the Mind interviews director Alex Mitchell and lead actor Madeline Macmahon of ‘A Super Happy Story (About Being Really Sad).’ It’s about Sally and her journey with depression through scenes of her life. Before putting the show together the creators talked to mental health practitioners and mental health charities. They also asked people suffering with depression to write about their experience before creating the show. The company Silent Uproar encourage you to come along and watch to learn more about mental health and bring those who you think would benefit from knowing more. It’s a tough watch in places and confronts the subject head on in a funny, original and poignant way.
I love this review that writes:
“Shows about mental health should always come with this much glitter”
The show puts emphasis on the idea that it’s fine not to be OK. What really matters is talking about it to someone! That might be sharing what’s going on for you with a family member, a friend and/or talking to a professional. If you feel like it would be a good idea to talk about your mental health you can contact me to arrange an initial appointment.