Sharing six intimate stories on depression and coping.
Following a sold-out premiere at Camden People's Theatre in December, BALANCING ACTS returned for another sold-out 5-night run at VAULT Janurary 2017, before transferring to The Garage in Norwich on 14th July 2017.
Based on six interviews with men and women who share their experiences of depression and ways of coping, BALANCING ACTS uses film, verbatim and physical performance to re-create their worlds, from a 61-year-old agoraphobic man to a 27-year-old deep sea diver.
The show aims to build a deeper emotional insight into the condition, to encourage new conversations and explore ways to deal with and potentially overcome it.
The company have also delivered film & performance workshops exploring mental health, find out more about these here.
Read an Disability Arts Online interview with Balancing Acts Producer and filmmaker Chloë Plumb about the production and related workshops: Chloë Plumb on the balancing act of mental health representation in the arts
"Vince’s performances are both versatile and compelling"
- The Reviews Hub
"These are huge, recorded and frank discussions of depression - refreshingly so... a powerful installation at the Vaults Festival"
- Theatre Bubble
“Intimate, honest and hopeful”
- Mental Movement Magazine
"Breathtakingly different ...
This is story-telling at it's finest"
- Disability Arts Online
"Extremely authentic and brave ...
This show is a real journey of emotion"
- London Theatre 1
“An emotional realness that is as arresting as it is rare”
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK
I Got Dressed in Front of My Nephew Today
Edinburgh Festival 2015, VAULT Festival 2016
★★★★★ EDINBURGH SPOTLIGHT “brave and moving”
★★★★ A YOUNGER THEATRE “comedic and tragic in just the right measures”
★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN “Vince is a cracking performer”