When Mind Becomes An Unruly Matter

6 Aug to 9 Aug

Full price: £16.45 Concessions: £13.36 (Incl. booking fee)
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Produced and presented by Unshaded Arts

“I’m guessing – or rather I’ve been told – that therapy is simply there to probe questions.
Questions that can help one find answers.
Answers I’ve probably already found.
From questions I’ve probably already asked.”

Jade has all the answers, that is until some unexpected news provokes overwhelming questions and resurrects painful memories. Suddenly thrust into an existentialist journey of self-discovery, Jade finds himself at loggerheads with his most trusted voice of reason... himself.

Written and performed by Hassan Govia, Unshaded Arts presents the world premiere of an explosive solo show that explores the long-term impact of bullying, engaging with issues of mortality, masculinity, privilege, and (undiagnosed) mental illness. This is their third full-length production, following the premieres of Govia’s debut and sophomore plays, Boujie and Bigot, as well as their signature new-writing event Universal.

Praise for Boujie and Bigot
“Provides a different perspective on how affluence can affect behavior” LondonTheatre1 on Boujie
“Great, spirited writing” The Upcoming on Boujie
“The themes it explores are both unique and relevant… a modern day Abigail’s Party” A Younger Theatre on Boujie
“An undeniably successful piece of writing” The Spy in the Stalls on Boujie
“A promising debut” The Blog of Theatre Things on Boujie
“Govia deserves much credit for writing this (debut) play” Close-Up Culture on Boujie
“Impressively combines petty circular bickering with depth and insight into the world of internet trolling and cancel culture” LondonTheatre1 on Bigot

Praise for Unshaded Arts
“We haven’t seen the last of this company” ActDrop
“Their attitude to theatre is exactly what theatre needs” Pocket Size Theatre
“Unshaded Arts is delivering on its mission to surface new writing talent from voices that aren’t represented enough in fringe theatre” The Reviews Hub
“Unshaded Arts have produced an intriguing, sharp production that is charmingly captivating and enhanced by the strength of…a talented young, diverse ensemble – more please” The Review Chap

Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 August - 9:00pm

Running time: 
60 mins

Age Guidance: 15+
Content warnings: This play engages with bullying, mortality (including the prospect of suicide) and mental health challenges.