A perfect antidote to lockdown, one of the UK’s leading innovative theatre companies reinvented one of its best-loved family shows for the outdoors. It featured (socially distanced) physical comedy, live music, acrobatics, hip hop and audience interaction, this quirky show was an invitation to smile and follow the instructions on the tin.

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Performance dates

Get Happy appeared as Part of Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2020 on the following dates

29 August, 1pm and 3:30pm    On Your Doorstep at Woolwich Common Estate

30 August, 1pm and 3:30pm    On Your Doorstep at Thamesmead

12 September, 1pm and 4pm   On Your Doorstep at Eltham 



★★★★★ 'Anarchically inclusive joy... I now believe in the transformative power of theatre' - SUNDAY TIMES

★★★★ 'Told by an Idiot approach this new way of performing under regulations with an incredible chemistry and lively performance skills' - A YOUNGER THEATRE

'Consistently funny. Applying its usual fresh, playful physicality, Told by an Idiot has come up with a quirky, upbeat show for children, which lives up to its name' - THE STAGE

'Madcap little gem' - TIMEOUT

'Told by an Idiot do a fine line in silliness for this variety-style show for kids' - TELEGRAPH



Created by Told by an Idiot

Performers: Sara AlexanderStephen HarperJerone Marsh ReidSophie Mercell

Directed by Paul Hunter

Designed by Sophia Clist

Sound Design by Adrienne Quartly

Original Lighting Design by Tom Snell

The original production of Get Happy was commissioned by the Barbican Centre, London



Production Manager / Technical Stage Manager Simon Perkins

Deputy Stage Manager Carol Pestridge


PR by Nancy Poole PR (07957342850 [email protected])

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