Dates and Times
Mon 9 March 2020 at 9pm
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Presented by Isabelle Farah
“I carried on. Day job, standup. Standup competition. See friends, get obliterated. Wake up in the night crying. Get up. Shower. Eat. Make up on. Go to work. Argh! The tube feels like a gauntlet. Deep breath. Dive in. Earphones in. Volume up. It’s a game, through Kings Cross, dodging the obstacles. Duck into the secret passage between the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines. One foot in front of the other.”
For Isabelle, standup comedy is the outlet that keeps her sane in her day job. But the nature of the game is to turn your life into punchlines. How can you be funny when all you’re feeling is all-consuming sadness?
“In some ways I wanted [my therapist] to come and watch me to see how FUCKING HILARIOUS I AM and in others I thought how odd it would be performing to someone who’s seen so far behind my mask. Would he even find it funny or just sit there knowing what I was hiding?”
Ellipsis explores how to deal with grief, be authentic, and still be funny.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
This show contains themes of depression and mental health and references to suicide. Recommended age rating; 16+. To read the detailed synopsis with the content to consider, please click here.
The company believe there are no health warnings for this show.
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About the company
Isabelle Farah is a British Lebanese actress, comedian, and writer. She trained at DSL, graduating in 2011 and has worked in a variety of roles in theatre. As a stand up she was a semifinalist in the Funny Women and 2Northdown New Act competitions and performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.