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Shattered! (Chimaera Productions / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

Informative, emotional and heartfelt, this selection of monologues is designed to get you thinking deeply about the stigma surrounding mental health. The stories, told by seven young actors, cover a range of issues from postnatal depression to alcoholism, and are based on posts from mental health blog Shattering The Stigma. The cast, simply dressed in blue hospital gowns, emphasise that mental illness should be treated with the exact same respect as physical illness. While the acting may not always be convincing, and the sound effects and music are distracting at times, the message is clear – it’s not our job to be brave, it’s your job to be understanding. Please be aware that this show may be triggering to some.

Cafe Camino, until 24 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), 7.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Sophie Nicoll]