with added nuts

Dates and Times

Sat 18 March at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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Part of Sprint 2017, running from Tue 7 – Sun 26 March. Why not take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – two shows on the same night for just £16. Simply add the shows into your basket, and we’ll do the rest! Browse our full Sprint programme here.

Presented by Gobscure


With added nuts is a witty exploration of the language of sanism (discrimination against those with mental distress), finding beauty beneath wounding words. The show fuses live/disability arts with spoken word, acts of creative resistance, opportunities for participation and real art prizes!

This is part of Gobscure’s long-term endeavour to ‘reclaim the languages of lunacy’ creatively, reflecting on his lived experience of mental distress. This show is ultimately about who ‘owns’ our story and how we can answer back. with added nuts challenges hierarchical controls of narratives, inviting us to reclaim languages and build mad solidarities in a time of so much warring against us all.


“Sean Burn is an artist immersed in a wide variety of art-forms, whose work continues to defy pigeon-holing crossing visual, performance, literary and digital art forms with ease and uncomforting elegance.”Disability Arts Online

Audience reactions

“Laughter and thoughts were provoked, and the seeds were sown for conversation(s) around madness that continued well after the show”

“So good we went back to see it again the next night, and were amazed at how watching the show twice was a different, yet equally great, experience”

“Mad? In the world of trump and brexit, with added nuts might be a perfectly rational response

“Thoughtful, thought-provoking, brilliant”

Image credit – Rich Dyson Photography

About the artist

Sean Burn is writer / performer / self-taught artist with an international reputation. He was 2016 jessie kesson literary fellow for moniack mhor – scotlands writing centre and is long-term mentor with centre celf, mid-wales working with other disabled and excluded artists.  He’s artistic associate with greyscale theatre, tyneside developing a new touring show joey s/he. He’s working towards a major new residency for 2017 with arthouse and mental health museum – both wakefield. His work regularly takes on psychiatry –  privileged storytelling not science based on his history as psychiatric survivor.  He is actively involved in disability arts, he’s part of the mad studies north-east collective.

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