SEARCHING FOR HAPPINESS
THE ROYAL CHAMBER - THE ROYAL, Palmerston North
08/10/2018 - 09/10/2018
Searching for Happiness is a comedy show mixed with a Ted X talk, which explores Nathan’s battle with mental health and suicide. He also explains how he feels about the mental health system through his experiences of talking to helplines and councillors and going to see doctors etc.
This show is one of those shows where it will be a rollercoaster of a ride. If you want to see a show that will bring tears of happiness and joy, along with sadness, then this is the show for you.
THE ROYAL CHAMBER – THE ROYAL
Monday 8th October 8:15pm
Tuesday 9th October 7pm
Theatre , Solo ,
Raises awareness with well-pitched comedy
Review by Alexandra Bellad-Ellis 09th Oct 2018
In Nathan Hedley’s first full length stand-up routine he takes the audience for a walk through his life focusing on his battle with mental health and suicide, from his diagnosis through his experiences with the mental health system.
While the material may seem dark, Nathan Hedley strikes a good balance between funny and serious as he talks about a topic that many people will have experienced first-hand. His tone is light and personable, talking to the audience in the same way that you would talk to friends at a party.
This show is part comedy act, part Ted X talk, not only making the audience laugh but bringing awareness to the subject of mental health. Opening up ways for people to talk about their own mental health with their friends and family after the show.
As it is National Mental Health Week, his show brings awareness to a topic that affects many New Zealander’s. (It’s on again tonight: Tuesday the 9th of October, 7pm at The Royal.)
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