Silent Uproar & House Theatre present

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Wed 26 Sep, 20:00

Advisory age: 14+

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A hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings, and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK.

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. 

Written by Olivier award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish).

It’s a joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy show! Except for the bits about depression.

60 mins (no interval)

‘A Super Happy Story is Superb’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.

co-produced by Hull UK City of Culture
tour co-presented with house
with support  from New Diorama Theatre, Little Mighty, Hull City Council and Hull Truck Theatre

Ticket information

£13, £12 concessions, £11 members - become a member

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)


  • ‘A Super Happy Story is as good as it gets in Edinburgh’

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ British Theatre Guide
  • ‘You'll be hard-pushed to find a better musical at this year's Fringe’

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ What’s On Stage
  • ‘Undoubtedly the most uplifting show about depression since Every Brilliant Thing.’

    The Guardian

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

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