"You think you're the only person that's ever felt like this? What makes you so special?
Lou has a problem.
Lou is a problem.
She's moody. Impulsive. Unstable. A pain in the arse.
Her mental illness won't fit into an inspirational story of redemption. She doesn't eat enough kale. She doesn't do enough yoga.
Why can't she just be happy?
When an act of desperation brings her into conflict with her family and friends, Lou starts to wonder where her mental illness ends and she begins. Played by an inclusive and eclectic ensemble of actors, Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands follows Lou as she tries to make sense of her condition and her place in the world.
Melissa Dunne's inky black comedy explores mental health in a world that prefers easy answers to uncomfortable truths. Included in Lyn Gardner's 'Top Picks of VAULT Festival'.
Produced by Papercut Theatre who brought the acclaimed Lola and Dangerous Lenses to Vault Festival 2019.Book Now
Papercut Theatre supports and facilitates development for new writers. Papercut are committed to enhancing and developing the artistic process by actively interrogating the writer–director relationship at all stages.
Papercut’s most recent productions were a revival of Sarah Daniels' classic 'Masterpieces' and a revival of suffragette Cicely Hamilton’s 'Just to Get Married' ( ★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Observer). 'Just To Get Married' was featured in Susannah Clapp's (Guardian) Best Theatre of 2018.
Directed by Wiebke Green who trained at The Orange Tree Theatre and has recently been intern director with Katie Mitchell on two productions in Germany at The Schaubühne Berlin and Schauspielhaus Hamburg. Previous directing credits include Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes (The Orange Tree) and Heather’s Wedding (Theatre503).
Writer - Melissa Dunne
Director - Wiebke Green
Composer - David Denyer
Lighting Designer - Holly Ellis
Design Consultant - Cory Shipp
Dramaturg - Tommo Fowler
PRAISE FOR 'LOLA' VAULT FESTIVAL 2019
Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor 'This is a show with legs from a writer whose next play I very much want to see.'
The Spy in the Stalls ****
View from the Cheap Seats ****
The Upcoming ****
Within Her Words ****
Breaking the Fourth Wall ****
Arthur's Seat ****
London Theatre 1 ****
PRAISE FOR 'DANGEROUS LENSES' VAULT FESTIVAL 2019
Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor 'This slippery little oddity has a narrative power that grips like a thriller.'
Voice Magazine ***** Direction from Melissa Dunne remains sleek and minimal, as the whole piece is a powerful work of art that I could easily watch again.
Within Her Words *****
Broadway World ****
The Upcoming ****
Arthur's Seat **** Grace Chilton brings an intensity that adds layers to the incisive writing of Brooke Robinson’s Dangerous Lenses, culminating in a performance that is bursting at the seams with tension.
PRAISE FOR 'JUST TO GET MARRIED'
Women Without Options and Spoiled for Choice | NYT
This entry in the Brantley in Britain series, includes Ben Brantley’s thoughts on Just to Get Married at the Finborough Theatre.
August 7, 2017
Just to Get Married, theatre review | The Evening Standard
“Catch this now or risk waiting a century” ****
July 31, 2017
Just to Get Married Review | The Upcoming
“... not only thoroughly entertaining and well executed, it provides an important historical perspective on vital issues that have continuing significance.” *****
August 2, 2017
More Reviews of Just to Get Married
The Times of London | **** | August 1, 2017
The Observer | **** | August 6, 2017
London Pub Theatre | **** | July 31, 2017
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