Shut Up, Helen!

Theatre (new writing, music)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

A dark, comedic production which explores mental illness in the mind of an everyday young woman. Using her therapist’s advice, Valerie names her depression Helen, who becomes an unwelcome companion in her day-to-day life. In this show, we see the ups and downs of Valerie’s healing process, her romance with Archie (who has a companion of his own) and their bonkers musical conflicts. Valerie has spent her life being belittled by the voice in her head – so when that voice ends up standing in front of her holding a ukulele, naturally, things get a bit weird.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift there is a large flight to 1st floor of hotel then a further 4 steps to venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Standard passenger lift to 1st floor then platform lift up the 4 steps.

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Erica Stott 88 days ago

A very good show about mental health. A believable interpretation of the ongoing battles inside some people’s heads. Would definitely recommend this play.

George C 94 days ago

Absolutely loved it! Genuinely one of my favourite shows at the fringe. Such a good piece of writing and credit to all the actors for doing a great job. An emotional rollercoaster of laughing and crying. I highly recommend :)

Mark Reynolds 97 days ago

Really good show with interesting concept and amazing acting. This show deals with issues of Mental Health very well, and the performers break the fourth wall in a genuinely moving tale of two lovers. I think this piece would do better using physical theatre rather than musical elements, this would avoid the inconsistencies in cast's singing ability and allow scene changes to be done more smoothly. The plot twist came too hard too quickly but performers did a good job with it and I'm sure have bright futures ahead of them.


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