Mental As Everything is a funny, raw and thought-provoking cabaret that explores the multifaceted nature of mental illness through hilarious songs and general buffonery - with a serious purpose. Creator and performer Damon Smith shares his deeply personal experience of living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder, backed up by anxious musical cohort Adam Coad, in a show that fathoms the highs and lows of living with mental illness.
With a powerful sense of intimacy and more than a hint of sass, Damon and Adam invite you inside their own minds on an often-awkward, but always honest, journey peppered with improvisation and comic absurdity, as they perform both original songs and others by well-known artists who experienced mental illness. If you've ever experienced any kind of mental ill-health, or known anyone who has, this truly unique show will have you laughing with recognition or empathy, perhaps even both at once. Much more than your average music gig, Mental As Everything promises to be a special experience.
“Mental As Everything is fun, powerful and totally immersive. Don’t miss it.”
“With its wonderful balance of music, truth, and a message to share, Mental as Everything is simply necessary viewing.”