The Stand Up and Down

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Dates and Times

9 June 2015 to 21 June 2014 at 7.30pm (4pm on Sundays). No performances on Monday's.

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Ticket information

£12 / 10

Book Tickets

Presented by Holy Cross Community Trust

A man tries to get out of a personal predicament by going into comedy. Things go well for a while – but soon he’s finding it harder to make people laugh. Might this be to do with something inside himself? At a drop-in centre for people with psychological problems, he starts to see himself and society in a different way…

The Stand Up and Down raises awareness of mental health as a social issue. One in four people will be affected by psychological problems at some point in their life. “Stress and mental health will become a public health crisis in years to come” – BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour, 9 June 2014. Mental health is under-resourced in the NHS. Des Marshall writer, Harry Meacher director sees theatre as a creative way of addressing these concerns.

About the artist

Holy Cross Community Trust is a small yet dynamic organisation that works with people who are excluded in a variety of ways across Camden and Islington. We work with a vision of creating a ‘can do’ environment, counteracting the effects of stigma and isolation and enabling people to make positive changes in themselves and the community.

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