25th - 27th October 2018
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 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.
Written by Olivier award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish). It’s a joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy show! Except for the bits about depression.
Note: Contains strong language and scenes of self-harm.
Written by John Britain
Directed by Alex Mitchell
Performed by Madeline MacMahon, Sophie Clay, Ed Yelland
Music and Composition by Matthew Floyd Jones
Co-produced by Hull UK City of Culture. Tour co-presented with House with support from New Diorama Theatre, Hull City Council, Hull NHS CCG, Little Mighty and Hull Truck Theatre.
Image: Richard Davenport
‘A Super Happy Story is superb.' ‘Undoubtedly the most uplifting show about depression since Every Brilliant Thing.’ - The Guardian
**** ‘What A Super Happy Story captures quite brilliantly is the way depression strikes regardless of how happy the circumstances… a drama of rich extremes.’ - Scotsman
***** ‘You'll be hard-pushed to find a better musical at this year's Fringe’ - What’s On Stage
***** ‘This is a hilarious, uplifting and insightful show, perfect for anyone who’s met the black dog, or knows someone who has.’ - Three Weeks