With depression and suicide statistics at an all-time high of more than nine deaths per day in Australia, along comes a new music theatre show that is full of honesty, joy and heart. Promoting mental health through laughter, song and storytelling the show features the versatile acting skills of Dave Houston, who weaves multiple characters, elements of clowning and stand-up comedy, live songs and vulnerable storytelling connected to depression, loss, recovery and love.
The show comprises original songs, over a range of genres, including rock, psyche-folk, punk, hip-hop and a sweet lullaby, and gives a sideways wink to the world of theatre and, unlike the Dr Suess poem, ‘Too Many Daves’, this show has just the right amount of Daves!
‘Part slapstick, part stand-up, part brutal honesty about living with depression, with cracking original songs. A moving and relatable piece of theatre about mental health.’ Dr Anna Lowendahl – Royal Children’s Hospital.
‘You’ll struggle to find a more engaging theatrical solo performer at the Edinburgh Fringe than Dave Houston.’ – Edinburgh Evening News.
The show is touring theatre venues and high schools nationally in 2023.
Dave Houston, himself with lived experience of mental health challenges, has been acting and writing songs since he was 17. He took his first solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has made six studio albums and created 22 theatre works for venues and festivals, performing around the world. He is the Artistic Director of Full-On Theatre.
One show only!
Saturday 18 March 2023, 7.30pm. Includes a post-show Q&A. Drill Hall Theatre,
4 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby. Tix $30/$25. www.fullon.biz