LIFE IS NO LAUGHING MATTER
'My Dad tried to commit suicide, my uncle succeeded, so I think I shouldn’t be surprised I’m on Sertraline. I am, however, surprised by how frank conversations on depression and suicide still scare people. I need to talk about it for your sake and mine!'
Life is No Laughing Matter is an autobiographical live art/stand up/theatre performance about mental illness, suicide and radical cure attempts.
Demi Nandhra sometime last year on a date she can’t remember was diagnosed with severe depression. She was told to eat a banana a day and think happy thoughts. Inevitably she got worse so she bought a dog to save her. Part personal narrative, part social rant, part mess, Life is No Laughing Matter tells the exhausting and rather a hilarious account of living with depression, from the urgency of finding a cure, to dissecting the cultural disease to eating 56 bananas. Expect shit metaphors, unicorns, dependency on a loved one and Demi’s nana's holy water.
Lighting Design: Ethan
Set and Costume Design: Claire Browne
Outside Eye: Anna Himali & Toni Lewis
Dramaturgical Support: Clive Judd
Producer: Toni Lewis
Life is no Laughing Matter is available for touring from Spring 2018, please contact Toni Lewis for more details.