What's On Get Happy - community engagement and show 2021 Tour Dates* 31st July and 1st August Get Happy, Ipswich: New Wolsey Theatre - more information here 7th and 8th August Get Happy, Sandwell (Birmingham): Hurst Road Community Centre Local to Sandwell? Request your tickets here 21st and 22nd August Get Happy, Plymouth: Devonport Guildhall Local to Devonport? Book your tickets here 28th and 29th August Get Happy, Derby: Chinese Community Centre Local to Derby? Request your tickets here This autumn we're touring a new integrated community engagement version of our hit family show Get Happy in July and August 2021, spending a week working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families in four locations across the country: Ipswich, Sandwell, Plymouth and Derby. Get Happy 21 will consist of a week of joyful, playful workshops in each location, all inspired by the themes of the Get Happy show; from making colourful costumes and props, to songwriting, choreographing and performing new hip-hop dances and slapstick comedy routines. At the end of each week, our brand new 2021 cast will perform Get Happy 6 times across the weekend for workshop participants, their family and friends and the local community. The shows will also include creative content that has been devised by workshop participants throughout the week, so each location’s version of Get Happy will be completely unique! Credits Created by Told by an Idiot Performers: Becca Bindang, Farrell Cox, Javier Marzan, Nathan Mills Beckles Director Joey Holden Associate Director Paul Hunter Designer Sophia Clist Sound Designer Adrienne Quartly Original Lighting Design by Tom Snell Production Manager / Technical Stage Manager: Simon Perkins Deputy Stage Manager: Josh York Practitioner and Project Co-ordinators: Holly Delefortrie, Joe Gillmore-Rees The original production of Get Happy was commissioned by the Barbican Centre, London *To note, other than New Wolsey Ipswich where the show is part of their 'Swich programme and you are more than welcome to just turn up on the day as it is free for everyone (see link above), this tour of Get Happy is aimed at children and young people with SEND and their families and local communities. We are working with arts organisations, community support networks and local councils in each location to ensure this version of Get Happy reaches those groups. If you feel this is you, and you would like to know more, please email [email protected]. Our lead partners on the project are Open Theatre, Birmingham; Hubbub Theatre, Derby; Theatre Royal Plymouth and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Get Happy 21 is generously supported by:Arts Council England Project Grant, Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation, Boshier Hinton Foundation, Derby City Council Arts Grant, Foundation Derbyshire: The Tom Carey Fund, The Roger & Douglas Turner Charitable Trust, The Suffolk Community Foundation through The Davies Family Fund and Evdemonia Fund, Sir Barry Jackson Trust and Wakefield Trust.