A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)
A hilarious cabaret musical about depression that explains, sings and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK.
Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and she almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it.
It’s joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy! (Except for all the bits about depression).
Written by Jon Brittain (Olivier Award-winning Rotterdam), with music by Frisky and Mannish’s Matthew Floyd Jones, A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) won a 2017 Fringe First and the Musical Theatre Review Best Musical.
Presented by Silent Uproar
Venue: Studio Theatre
“A mix of wit and low-key emotion that suddenly grips your heart” The Guardian
"MacMahon takes us from the heady heights of euphoria to the inexplicable depths of an illness that goes beyond mere cause and effect." ★★★★ The Scotsman
"Sharp direction from Alex Mitchell and live underscoring from Floyd Jones creates an atmosphere that is by turns exhilarating and exhausting. This is a must see ... everyone could benefit from seeing this super story." ★★★★★ What's On Stage (read the full review)
"With jaunty songs ... gleefully delivered by Miss MacMahon along with Sophie Clay and Ed Yelland capped by a tentatively optimistic ending, this is the perfect, tear-jerking remedy for anyone who has ever suffered depression but just as much for those who wish to understand and avoid the terrible affliction." ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide (read the full review)
Age Guidance: 14+
Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
Group Discount: Buy 10 tickets, save 10%
The performance contains themes of suicide, strong language and description of self-harm.
By Jon Brittain with Matthew Floyd Jones
Co-produced by Hull UK City of Culture.
Tour co-presented by house.
With support from New Diorama Theatre, Hull City Council, Hull Truck Theatre and Hull CCG. With thanks to Little Mighty.