FRIDAY 24th MAY 2019  //  19:30 – 20:30  //  NONSUCH STUDIOS

A hilarious cabaret musical about depression that explains how it’s OK to not be OK.

Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) is a joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar-coated, unrelenting and completely super happy show! Except for all the bits about depression.

Written by Oliver award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam & Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky and Mannish).


“A mix of wit and low-key emotion that suddenly grips your heart”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, Miro Magazine, What’sOnStage

The Scotsman, The Stage, Hull Daily Mail


This performance will be Captioned by The Difference Engine. For more information about The Difference Engine please scroll down.



Madeleine MacMahon
Sophie Clay
Ed Yelland


Writer: Jon Brittain
Director: Alex Mitchell
Musical Director: Matthew Floyd Jones
Movement Director: Jon Beney
Stage Manager: Jon Calvert
Sound Designer: Ed Clarke
Lighting Designer: Adam Foley
Set and Costume Designer: Amy Jane Cook
Costume Supervisor: Liz Dees
Production Assistant: Natalie Young
Construction: Alex Brook
Executive Producer: Martin Atkinson

Artistic Support: James Stanyer, David Byrne & New Diorama Theatre

The show has been co-produced by LittleMighty and Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Also with the support of New Diorama Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, CHCP Foundation, Unity Theatre Trust, Hull Truck Theatre, American Chip Spice, and our generous Kickstarter and company supporters.

Recommended 16+

Photography: The Other Richard


This performance is taking place in a fully accessible performance space. If you require a Wheelchair space (or any other physical access provisions), please get in touch with us after booking your ticket.

This performance will also be Captioned using The Difference Engine, a tool that can be downloaded onto your smartphone or tablet prior to the show.

  • Please try to arrive 30 minutes before the show so that we have time to give clear instructions to each individual audience member.
  • The captioning is streamed directly to your phone so we recommend that your mobile device is fully charged prior to the performance.
  • This is not a replacement for BSL and we appreciate it will not be suitable for all d/Deaf audiences.

To download The Difference Engine app click the links for iOS Devices(Android app coming soon).