Clowning with low mood/depression/anxiety in aid of Mind & City and Hackney Mind.
Laughter is the tonic, the release, the surcease of pain. – Charlie Chaplin
Over 5 weeks a group of professional and semi-professional performers, all dealing with low mood/ anxiety/ depression, have come together to create material inspired by our experiences of mental health. The “That’s not funny!” cabaret is the culmination of the project.
As people living with low mood and anxiety we want to learn to laugh at our issues so that we regain our power over our mental health and find freedom through laughter.
As theatre makers we want to share our experiences with an audience.
It is our hope that by doing so we connect with audience members who have similar experiences, that we remind people they are not alone and help them to find humour in the darkened corners of the mind.
Remember, Laughter is the best medicine.