A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

2nd Aug 2017 - 28th Aug 2017

Pleasance Above - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for ages 16 and above


‘A mix of wit and low-key emotion that suddenly grips your heart.’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Sally's a happy person. She doesn't let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she's got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn't the person she wants to be, but she doesn't want anyone to know about it.

Silent Uproar prepare to make their first trip to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with their show A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). Written by Oliver award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky and Mannish), prepare for a hilarious cabaret musical about depression that explains how it's OK to not be OK. You'll definitely laugh, you may cry, and you'll totally get a song or two stuck in your head.

Silent Uproar is a Hull-based new writing company, commissioning writers to create playful and provocative work to help make the world a little less shit.

The show has been made with the support of LittleMighty, New Diorama Theatre, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, City Health Care Partnership, Unity Theatre Trust, Hull Truck Theatre, American Chip Spice, and our generous Kickstarter and company supporters.

Recommended 16+

Written by: Jon Brittain
Directed by: Alex Mitchell
Original music by: Matthew Floyd Jones
Technical Director: Adam Foley
Company Manager: Alex Brook
Production Manager: Jon Calvert
Marketing Manager: Rich Sutherland

Madeleine MacMahon
Sophie Clay
Ed Yelland


Accessible Performances

Thursday 24th August - Captioned

If you are specifically booking for a captioned performance: Please inform the Box Office at the time of your booking to ensure that you are booked into the most appropriate space. Our contact email is

Important information:

Performance contains strong language and mature themes.

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'a mix of wit and low-key emotion that suddenly grips your heart'
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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