BRING YOUR PHONES: Take pictures, videos, live stream the whole thing if you like!
SAD-VENTS is an irreverent, interactive tragicomedy about mental health, heartbreak and trauma through the lens of social media.
Music, movement, and mixed media collide with a series of monologues plucked from my little brain that are so close to my actual life you could just be reading my diary. Obviously don’t actually read my diary though, that’s weird… boundaries, come on.
Somewhere between Euphoria, Instagram Live and all those Netflix trauma porn documentaries I know you just love watching, this show uses live camera work, video projection and real-time messaging to audience members who are ENCOURAGED TO USE THEIR PHONES IN THE SHOW (theatre etiquette lovers… look away!)
Together we’ll scroll through reels to find what’s real and when it’s done, we’ll go ready to share our deepest, darkest secrets with all and sundry.
Or not… ? Please see above re: boundaries. Love u bye xoxo
Eleanor Hill (she/her) is the writer and performer of Sad-Vents. Most recently she was at The Old Red Lion playing Lee Stiling in Under The Radar. Eleanor received training from the National Youth Theatre and East 15 Acting School. Sad-Vents is her debut solo show, written, created and performed by Eleanor after a three week Arts Council Funded R&D. Alongside her acting Eleanor also works in PR and Marketing on a freelance basis for companies like PANDORA, Pret, Andrew Martin and Theatre companies. You can hire her if you like.
Press & Reviews
lostintheatreland **** "A true masterclass in the performance of a one-woman show"
theunderstudy **** Eleanor Hill is an astounding performer and the show could very easily be a Netflix special itself"
londontheatre1 **** "Eleanor Hill is a master storyteller"
northwestend **** Graphic. Gut-wrenching. Bold. Brave. Vulnerable. Vivacious. Lively."
thereviewshub *** "It isn’t like anything else, and it tells stories that need telling."
southwarknews "My companion and I left knowing we had seen something very special."
Audience member "It made Fleabag look like CBeebies'-
Audience "It felt like the end of a drunk night where you sit on the pavement with a friend and you talk about all the shit that's happened in your life and then you look up and then you look up and you realise it's sunrise"-
Cast & Creative Team Performer/Writer/ Co-Producer/ Co-Marketeer Eleanor Hill
Director Annie Mckenzie
Co-producer/ Co-Marketeer/ Assistant Director Velenzia Spearpoint
Movement Director Bar Groisman
Set Designer Constance Villemot
Stage Manager & Show Technician Jaymie Quin-Stewart
Photographer Joe Twigg
Videographer Rich Rusk