A show about mental health (rather than mental illness) from number-1 best-selling author, award-winning stand-up comic and mental-health campaigner Dave Chawner.
Dave presented a series of BBC’s Tomorrow's World and has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Loose Women, Lorraine, Jeremy Vine on 5 and Sky as well as Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 4. He's a reporter for LBC and appears weekly on the Talk Radio Breakfast Show.
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★ ★ ★ ★ - The List
★ ★ ★ ★ - Edinburgh Festival Magazine
★ ★ ★ ★ - Three Weeks
★ ★ ★ ★ - Broadway Baby
★ ★ ★ ★ - Wee Review
★ ★ ★ ★ - Ed Fringe Review
★ ★ ★ ★ - Voice Mag
★ ★ ★ ★ - Fringe Explosion
★ ★ ★ ★ - Theatre & Art Reviews
- Mail On Sunday
'quirky, moving and hilarious'
- Indy 100
'this is one comic you have to make the effort to see'
- The Scottish Herald
Sikisa: TWERK IN PROGRESS
From South London, Barbadian citizen Sikisa presents her work-in-party show.
Always the life of the party, Sikisa just wants to make sure that everyone is happy, but how can everyone be happy when the world is not perfect. She explores the brutal but funny truth about herself, her life and how the world really sees her as she remembers an epic house party. Parties are always fun…. Right?
Sikisa was a finalist and won the public’s vote in the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award competition. Since then, Sikisa’s TV appearances include Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club & Sorry I Didn’t Know (ITV), The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Pie And A Pint (Comedy Central) and Period Dramas (BBC 3). Her radio and podcast credits include Evil Genius and Wheel Of Misfortune (BBC Radio 1), and The Leak and Mach Fest (BBC Radio Wales).
This event is part of Measured Festival. All profits made by Forward Thought Theatre will go to charities Rethink Mental Illness and Beat. The festival comprises a roster of electric late-night preview and work-in-progress shows, presented after each performance of Emma O'Brien's witty and moving new play Measured. Award-winning comedy, improv, spoken word and performance art celebrate mental health awareness and foster a lively and enthusiastic environment in which frank discussions about the difficulties of living with a mental health illness can be had.
Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Their goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.
For advice and information: https://www.rethink.org
Beat are the UK’s eating disorder charity, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders, for both those suffering and those living alongside them.
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 9pm.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance.
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.