Written and performed by Eleanor Hill and billed as an ‘interactive, digital, semi-autobiographical, one-woman, tragicomedy’, Sad-Vents is a show about mental health, heartbreak and trauma through the lens of social media.
Eleanor Hill is a loud, brazen and darkly comic theatre-maker, who has turned some terrible things that happened to her into a play. Music, movement, and mixed media collide in this solo piece that asks the questions we don’t want the answers to. It sounds intense but she promises that it is also funny.
It certainly seems strong on audience participation. No instructions about silent mode here. In fact members of the audience will be encouraged to use their phones during the performance which will include direct messaging from the character to the audience. Live social media feeds will be part of the experience.
If you go, get ready for a performance which promises to make you reconsider your online life – what you share, why you do it and with whom.
Sad-vents runs from 20 – 25 June in the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road SE11 4DJ
For further information go to www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
Sad-Vents deals with issues surrounding mental health, abuse and other difficult topics some may find triggering and/or upsetting. It is suitable for those aged 18+ only