Edinburgh Fringe sell-out play from new young Swedish playwright – upcoming London debut Oct 24-28

Happy Yet?

Happy Yet?

Following a sell-out run at Edinburgh’s 2016 Fringe, where it was awarded 4 stars from The List, Happy Yet? comes to London’s Courtyard Theatre Oct 24-28. The dark comedy set in Stockholm combines elements of Nordic drama and farce, to offer a fresh take on depression, anxiety and mental illness.

“…an important addition to the discussion about mental health and an education to those weary of the subject. A striking, beautiful and heartbreaking production.”

✭✭✭✭ – The List (2016)

From an attic flat in Stockholm, Torsten wages battle not only with his brother and his sister-in-law – but with his own mercurial mind. Happy Yet? is the story of the Sandqvist family and their struggle to understand Torsten and his disordered moods and dysfunction. As a permanent guest in his brother’s home, Torsten is constantly reminded of his inadequacy and inability to live up to conventions of Swedish society. Relying on his intelligence, quick wit and unnerving charm, Torsten fools and flirts his way in and out of trouble: he toys with the law, his brother’s hospitality, and ultimately his family’s love. Torsten’s decisions become more extreme and increasingly irreversible – will he and his family survive his antics and unravelling mind?

A fresh voice to theatre, 22-year-old Swedish playwright Katie Berglöf wrote her first play Happy Yet? from personal experience. Berglöf grew up watching a close family member endure years of depression, mood swings and misunderstanding. The play uses humour to turn tragedy into a source of understanding, dignity and hope.

Above the Moon Productions was created to address the epidemic of anxiety, depression and mood disorders amongst millennials. Happy Yet? its first play, tackles the stigma and humiliation of being labelled mentally ill.

Showcased at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, Happy Yet? has been revised and extended for its London debut at Courtyard Theatre, October 24 – 28.

WHERE The Courtyard Theatre | Bowling Green Walk | 40 Pitfield Street | London, N1 6EU

WHEN Oct 24-28, 7:30pm

TICKETS £12, £10 Concession |http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/search/?keyword=Happy+Yet%3f

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