Dates and Times
Thu 21 - Fri 22 Nov 2019 at 7.15PM
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Presented by Demi Nandhra
“Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel and from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.”
Life is No Laughing Matter is a performance about mental illness, suicide and radical cure attempts.
Part personal narrative, part social rant, part mess, Life is No Laughing Matter tells the exhausting and hilarious account of living with depression.
Demi was told to eat a banana a day and think happy thoughts. Inevitably she got worse. So she bought Yoko the dog to save her. In a generous and painfully honest performance, Demi talks of causes, cures, and what happens when you eat 56 bananas. Expect shit metaphors, co-dependency, holy water and the one and only Yoko Ono.
Contains triggering content.
Supported by Arts Council England
About the artist
Demi Nandhra is a neurodiverse artist based in the West Midlands. She makes & curates both solo & collaborative performances, live art, theatre & sociopolitical enquiries with a focus on Mental Health, Care, Trauma & Oppression. She has performed in beds, theatres & galleries around the country. She was awarded the 2017 Flying Solo Commission by Contact (Manchester).
Image credit (c) Tom Kennedy