HAPPY THOUGHTS FOR RAINY DAYS
Due to the current lockdown, the Colchester Fringe has been postponed and our rehearsals have stopped; we are, however, posting daily happy thoughts on our Twitter account @millennialsHQ and on our Instagram @millennials_theatre.
THIS PERFORMANCE WILL BE PART OF THE COLCHESTER FRINGE 2020. CHECK BACK SOON FOR TICKETS!
If you were to find yourself at rock bottom, what are the things that would get you out of it?
January 2020. The South Bank. Amelia tells her best friend Bonnie about her latest project.
January 2030. The South Bank. At her book launch, Amelia tells the story of a jar, a friendship and a search for happiness. A story about lots of people; a story about brains and chemicals and planets and how it’s all linked together in a big real-life game of Jenga. A story about important shampoo bottles. A story about saying fuck you to feeling like it’s all over.
Across a ten-year timeline, Amelia listens to real people’s experiences with their mind’s inner workings, and what has helped them go through their most difficult times, in the hope of assembling a landscape of happy thoughts for the rainiest days and collect them in a book.
The story does not promise to cure depression, anxiety, trauma and other conditions; but rather enables its audiences to hear testimonies from real people who, in their toughest days, have found little drops of happiness in something, anything – from writing a book, to buying a new shampoo bottle, to having a glass of wine on summer’s day and thinking “this is good”, proving that glimmers of hope are present even in the darkest of times.