Skeletons (Or, How I Learned to Love Fucking Up)

The self-help industry is valued at more than £6bn a year. We all want to be healthier, wealthier, more successful – and we’re willing to pay for it.

Welcome to the age of the TED talk, The Secret and ‘positive thinking’. But in a society obsessed with individual success at any cost, can embracing failure be a form of resistance?

Skeletons (Or, How I Learned to Love Fucking Up) invites audiences to step into a self-help seminar gone wrong. Expect live games, cringeworthy confessions and surreal self-help mantras as we take on society’s ‘cult of success’ in a confrontational live performance.

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

ABOUT PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

Performance Anxiety was formed in 2015 by UK-based writers and performers Lee Anderson and Adam Loxley. It plays with audiences to create performances that are unapologetically live, messy and confrontational. It plunders pop culture, politics and the company’s personal lives in order to ask big questions about who are we and where we are going.

"A great sense of risk-taking" Owen Calvert Jones, Oval House

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ABOUT INCOMING FESTIVAL 

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 19 companies as well as a series of workshops and discussions.

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.