Tuesday 27 June - Saturday 1 July


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Elaine Paton

Join Elaine and her fellow depressives for a manic romp in fluffy slippers. Follow them over the rugged terrain of hospitalisation, down the thorny path of despair, towards the slow tango of recovery. This quirky cabaret reveals the struggle to appear normal when the world inside you is falling apart.

Performed by Elaine Paton, Gareth Clark and Marega Palser. 

There will be a free installation depicting the inner word of being mentally unwell. Featuring film, audio, moment(o)s from Whitchurch Mental Hospital and items from Elaine’s life - including her diaries. The National Centre for Mental Health Research will also be running a free Sleep Workshop on Sat 1st July, sharing their research and helping you to identify your 'sleep type'. 

Throughout the week, there will be information stalls in Chapter from Whitchurch Hospital Hisotrical Society, Time to Change Wales and National Centre for Mental Health Research

The installation will be 10am-5pm each day followed by performances at 7.30pm. 

Tickets: £12/£10 (day time installation is free)

Age 14+ (strong language and reference to suicide) 

BSL interpreted performance: Thursday 29th June, 7.30pm

Audio Described performance and pre-show touch tour: Saturday 1st July (Touch Tour starts at 6.30pm)

Please be aware that this production deals with real life stories of mental unwellness, suicide, hospitalisation and recovery. 

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