The Happiness Project

August - November 2015

The Happiness Project, a sold-out piece of innovative contemporary theatre at London’s Roundhouse, is weird & messy with bucketloads of passion & a young cast of wonderfully smart, exploring minds.

Are we looking for happiness in all the wrong places?

A sold out Edinburgh and Roundhouse, London production 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 was an intergenerational piece of personal and moving contemporary theatre that journeyed 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 was devised by young artists aged 12-19 and six academics who also performed 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.

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