A PLACE CALLED HAPPINESS – Debs Gatenby
‘A Place Called Happiness’ was a year in the making and is Debs’ response to society’s seeming obsession with happiness. Debs began an experiment to discover the secrets of ‘How to be Happy’ and found herself drowning in a sea of self-help – and it wasn’t helping.
She needed to drag herself off the sofa of apathy so started to say yes to things, anything, to get her out into the world – dots on the globe, unknown and unsystematic choices. The situations she found herself in challenged her thoughts on happiness and ultimately gave her hope.
‘A Place Called Happiness’ is an honest and real, funny and engaging show filled with stories and secrets shared, as Debs takes you on her journey off the sofa into the world in the pursuit of something called happiness.
Website: debsgatenby.co.uk/happiness Twitter: @debsgatenby
“Director Ashley Knowles makes great efforts to ensure a theatrical experience with a lively and varied production… Debs Gatenby is a committed and enthusiastic performer.” – Manchester Theatre Awards
“At the end of a dreary month the show is well needed light relief.” Lipstick at Weekends
“An honest and real story… A strangely uplifting show. Debs delivers it with effortless humour and the perfect balance of tones. Her show is completely engaging, funny, and guaranteed to bring warmth to a cold Manchester evening.” – Sincerely, Amy
“The joy of this piece comes in its seemingly raw spontaneity… The sense that one is witnessing a freshly borne stream of consciousness never wavers. You’ll leave the theatre happier and more uplifted than when you came in.” – The Reviews Hub
★★★★★ “A fabulous antidote to a wet, dreary weekday evening… I would highly recommend it, especially if you like a good belly laugh.” – Canal Street
Commissioned by Contact.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Supported by the Albany and Slung Low’s HUB.
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