Silent Uproar Bring ‘A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)’ To Edinburgh Fringe

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, and she doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

Silent Uproar prepare to make their first trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with their show A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). Written by Olivier award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam & Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky and Mannish), prepare for a hilarious cabaret musical about depression that explains why it’s OK to not feel OK. You’ll definitely laugh; you might cry: and you’ll totally get a song or two stuck in your head.

The show’s subject matter was influenced by the company’s personal experiences, charities like Mind and The Samaritans, and interviews with people living with mental health problems and medical professionals, along with the likes of Matt Haig and his book Reasons to Stay Alive, and the academic work Ruby Wax has undertaken on mindfulness.

The comedic and production style of the show draws from sources as diverse as Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Pixar’s Inside Out, Juno, and musicals like Cabaret and Chicago.

Silent Uproar is a Hull-based new writing company, commissioning writers to create playful and provocative work to help make the world a little less shit.

The show has been made with the support of LittleMighty, New Diorama Theatre, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, City Health Care Partnership, Unity Theatre Trust, Hull Truck Theatre, American Chip Spice, and our generous Kickstarter supporters.

Listings Info

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

Produced by Silent Uproar

Written by Jon Brittain

Music by Matthew Floyd Jones

2-28 August (not 9, 16, 23)

Pleasance Above (Venue 33)


Previews: £7

Full price: £12


About Author /

Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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