A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

A hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK.

Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

It’s a joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy show! Except for the bits about depression. 

Written by Olivier Award-winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish). 

Part of INCOMING Festival, a co-production between A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre in association with HOME.


Silent Uproar are a multi-award-winning Hull-based theatre company. We playfully and provocatively tell stories to make the world a little bit less shit. We take vital issues and mix them with a bit of dirty populism to create a fun night out. Our work is for comedy fans and film lovers who feel like theatre isn’t for them.

Silent Uproar were a New Diorama Emerging Company 2016/17 and are a supported artist of Hull Truck Theatre. 


“A Super Happy Story is superb” Lyn Gardner

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This is a must see for anyone that has felt the effects of depression.” What’s On Stage 

★ ★ ★ ★ “A drama of rich extremes.” Scotsman 

★ ★ ★ ★ “This is a show that feels thoroughly genuine. It hugs you close. It's there for you.” The Stage 

Fringe First, Scotsman
Best Musical Production of the Fringe, Musical Theatre Review

Holden Street Theatre Award
Mental Health Award


Twitter: @silentuproarpro


INCOMING is a festival celebrating the best-emerging theatre companies from across the UK, co-curated by A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. Across 10 days INCOMING showcases 20 companies as well as a series of workshops and discussions. And this year we are delighted to be partnering with HOME in Manchester, to present the festival across the two cities. 

www.incomingfestival.com / @IncomingFest / #IncomingFestival

INCOMING Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and New Diorama Theatre's Emerging Companies Fund.