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A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) (Silent Uproar in association with LittleMighty)

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

Depression isn’t funny, right? It certainly isn’t considered fun, or entertaining, or glamorous, but this show is here to prove that wrong. Madeleine MacMahon is both host and subject, her brilliant performance welcoming and sincere. There are real parallels with ‘Crazy Ex Girlfriend’ in the way the show uses almost unbearably catchy songs (composed and performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, of Frisky and Mannish) to deal with uncomfortable issues. Of course, it’s not always a super happy show (despite what the opening song suggests), as the real, often very boring aspects of depression are handled with genuine believability. This is a hilarious, uplifting and insightful show, perfect for anyone who’s met the black dog, or knows someone who has.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5