'My mum threw a trifle at my best friend and that's when I first thought something was probably wrong.'
Izzy’s mum isn’t very happy which means, a lot of the time, Izzy isn’t very happy. Her best friend says she should probably talk to someone about it. So she does.
LOVE (Watching Madness) is a fast paced, poignant and painful celebration of mums, daughters and the strength of a child’s love in the face of tough odds. A heart wrenching and hilarious autobiographical one-woman show about the relentless journey of caring for someone who can’t always show that they care for you.
"This is a show for everyone: mums, daughters and all in between." (EdFest Magazine)
LOVE (Watching Madness) was developed with the John Thaw Mental Health Initiative at The Actors Centre and has since been performed to sell out audiences across London and Norwich. SpeakUp Theatre return from their award nominated, critically acclaimed 5 star run at the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Book Now
SpeakUp Theatre is a London based all female theatre company that explores the stories behind closed doors faced by young people: the small moments that become life changing, the underlying issues that make us who we are, and the strength within us all. Their work is current, gritty and honest.
SpeakUp Theatre formed at the University of East Anglia in 2013. Their first show Cognitions was selected for the National Student Drama Festival in 2017 and went on to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival.
LOVE (Watching Madness) was developed with The John Thaw Mental Health Season, at the Actor’s Centre. It premiered at the Drayton Arms Theatre in May 2018 and then went on to The Garage, Norwich in June. In November it returned to the Actor’s Centre for a 3 night run at the Tristan Bates Theatre to packed out audiences.
SpeakUp have just returned from a critically acclaimed 5 star run at the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. LOVE (Watching Madness) was also shortlisted for the SitUp Awards 2019.Book Now
LondonTheatre1 ***** "An utterly riveting and deeply moving production"
EdFringe Review ***** "Must be seen"
The Stage **** "Moving and nuanced"
Three Weeks **** "Effortlessly heartbreaking and emotionally raw"
Broadway Baby **** "Tender, thoughtful and deeply moving"
Within Her Words **** "This company have created something really special"
EdFest Magazine **** "This is a show for everyone: mums, daughters and all in between. An electric piece executed by a female duo. Resonant and inspiring”
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