The Happiness Project

Summerhall, August 2015 and The Roundhouse, November 2015.

For the past two years, I have been working with Tashi Gore on a performance piece exploring the notion of happiness with young people and a range of academics. It has recently enjoyed a completely sold out two week run at the Roundhouse, Camden.

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Are we looking for happiness in all the wrong places?

A brand new Roundhouse production, fresh from a sell-out run in Edinburgh, exploring our understanding of happiness and well-being, devised by a company of young artists, scientists and academics.

I looked for it on Blackpool beach with my Mum.
I looked for it in a raspberry ripple cheesecake.
I looked for it in detention. I looked for it online.
I looked for it in my gut.
I looked for it but it got complicated.

Devised in response to reports that raised concerns over young people’s well-being in the UK, The Happiness Project is an intergenerational piece of personal and moving contemporary theatre that journeys through autobiographical stories set to a musical landscape to explore the human condition.

Directed by Emma Higham and Tashi Gore (Glas(s) Performance), the production has been devised by young artists aged 12-19 and six academics who will also be performing in the show. Through working closely with this group of academics, the production aims to discover a place where scientific research and personal, real life experience meet.

More information, blogs and reviews about the piece can be found here:

‘Edinburgh audiences love The Happiness Project.’

‘Introducing The Happiness Project.’

‘London Calling talks to The Happiness Project.’

‘Evening Standard piece on The Happiness Project.’

‘Meet the Performers.’

‘Expectation and Reward: Robb Ruttledge.’

Photos and album of the first sharing of work April 2014, Roundhouse