Art with Heart presents 'Declaration'
Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy; Sarah is a mighty proud square peg, which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn’t so damn round.
Sarah grew up feeling different. Her childhood Doctor thought it was sugar. Her current Doctor thinks its ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Sarah still feels different, so what will a label do? Will it change the way you see her and the way she sees herself?
Developed in consultation with medical professionals, ADHD and mental health support groups, 'Declaration' examines when we want, need or are forced to declare our differences, and the faces we wear to fit in.
With autobiographical material, comedy, storytelling, and conversations with audiences, 'Declaration' takes you on vibrant and daring adventure that asks you to roll around in your weirdness, make a hat out of it and dance.
Awards: Sarah Emmott has been shortlisted for 'Best Actress in a Studio Production' at the Manchester Theatre Awards for her performance in Declaration.
‘A level of empathy and understanding that smashes apart stereotypes and stigma.’
The Reviews Hub ★★★★★
‘An intelligent, entertaining and thoughtful piece of theatre.’
'By bringing the challenges of ADHD to the stage so vividly, Art with Heart are single-handedly widening our understanding of one of the most misunderstood mental health issues out there.’
Rory Bremner, Comedian
Declaration has been ‘Developed With’ The Lowry. Touring In Association with Oldham Library and the ADHD Foundation. Supported by The Granada Foundation. Funded by Arts Council England, NHS City Health Care Partnership Foundation, Action Oldham and Brentwood Council.
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