9–13 October 2018

It is time to start an honest conversation about something that affects us all: mental health.

Mental Health is often marginalised and kept behind closed doors. S.A.D brings it into the light without stigma; a show full of laughter, tears, truth and most importantly of all hope and healing. Come with us on a journey through the Seasons of Mental Illness. The foreboding Autumn of History and Trauma, the sometimes isolating and cold Winter of Symptoms, the hopeful Spring that is Recognition and Diagnosis and finally into the beautiful warmth of the Summer of Healing and Acceptance. Experience a show like no other, that meets the demons that we all face head on and rather than doing so with anger and fear, instead embraces them with understanding. The audience is guided through the colourful kaleidoscope story by the gentle and humorous “Distracto Clown”, seeking to lead them through sometimes dark and often taboo issues in a light and most importantly safe environment. Written and choreographed by UK producer Charlie Wan, who’s inspiration for the show has been drawn from not only her own experiences, but those around her and their journey of healing. The show uses classical clowning and movement, with an entirely original score composed by New Zealand composer Teresa Wojcik, to move, entertain and engage without dialogue. Content Warning: This show explores themes of mental illness (PTSD, depression and anxiety), grooming, childhood abuse, toxic masculinity, addiction and trauma.
Canberra Ticketing and Canberra Theatre Centre are the authorised ticket sellers for this event Please be aware that the Canberra Theatre Centre has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend the event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or otherwise, you may be refused entry to the event. Please read about our stance on scalping here.

Show details:

Synopsis

 9–13 October 2018

It is time to start an honest conversation about something that affects us all: mental health.

Mental Health is often marginalised and kept behind closed doors. S.A.D brings it into the light without stigma; a show full of laughter, tears, truth and most importantly of all hope and healing.

Come with us on a journey through the Seasons of Mental Illness. The foreboding Autumn of History and Trauma, the sometimes isolating and cold Winter of Symptoms, the hopeful Spring that is Recognition and Diagnosis and finally into the beautiful warmth of the Summer of Healing and Acceptance.

Experience a show like no other, that meets the demons that we all face head on and rather than doing so with anger and fear, instead embraces them with understanding.

The audience is guided through the colourful kaleidoscope story by the gentle and humorous “Distracto Clown”, seeking to lead them through sometimes dark and often taboo issues in a light and most importantly safe environment.

Written and choreographed by UK producer Charlie Wan, who’s inspiration for the show has been drawn from not only her own experiences, but those around her and their journey of healing. The show uses classical clowning and movement, with an entirely original score composed by New Zealand composer Teresa Wojcik, to move, entertain and engage without dialogue.

Content Warning: This show explores themes of mental illness (PTSD, depression and anxiety), grooming, childhood abuse, toxic masculinity, addiction and trauma.


Canberra Ticketing and Canberra Theatre Centre are the authorised ticket sellers for this event

Please be aware that the Canberra Theatre Centre has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend the event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or otherwise, you may be refused entry to the event.

Please read about our stance on scalping here.

Dates

Tuesday 9 October, 7.30pm

Wednesday 10 October, 7.30pm

Thursday 11 October, 7.30pm

Friday 12 October, 7.30pm

Saturday 13 October, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Little Black Jacket Productions

CATEGORY:
Circus & Physical Theatre, Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 105 minutes, including interval.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children ages 15+.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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Additional Information:
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Canberra Ticketing and Canberra Theatre Centre are the authorised ticket sellers for this event

Please be aware that the Canberra Theatre Centre has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend the event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or otherwise, you may be refused entry to the event.

Please read about our stance on scalping here.

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