Happy Place - The Carriageworks
Thu Jun 08 2023 at 07:30 pm to 08:40 pm
Carriageworks Theatre | Leeds, EN
Advertisement'Weight of the world getting you down? Get down to your nearest Happy Place and leave your worries at the door. With over seven thousand locations nationwide, we create personalised realities at affordable prices.’
In a near dystopian future, corporations have commodified happiness into virtual reality booths called Happy Places, costing just the price of a coffee for limitless experiences.
Full of bombastic comedy, puppetry, physical theatre and live music, follow four strangers on an extraordinary journey as they find themselves locked inside their own Happy Place. As reality and fantasy start to merge, this unlikely quartet will have to traverse mountains, fight their demons and navigate customer services if they are to stop their happiness turning into a nightmare.
Join critically acclaimed Forget About The Dog in what has been described as a Black Mirror meets Monty Python meets Jumanji adventure, exploring happiness, friendship and the role technology plays in our world.
★★★★★ Ed Fringe Review | 1
Happy Place is a fun, inventive and thought-provoking comedy, with equally impressive writing and acting. It is an energetic production which flows very well – a must-see!
★★★★★ Fringe Biscuit
A simulator of custom-made “happy places” malfunctions,
causing chaos in @ForgetTheDog’s intriguing sci-fi comedy. Evoking epic landscapes with clever props & polished sound design, the ensemble’s slick physical theatre & endless ingenuity is utterly brilliant.
★★★★ Ed Fringe Review | 2
Happy Place is a show that lives up to its name. Myself, and the rest of the audience, spent the majority of the show grinning as Forget About the Dog’s talented foursome delivered slapstick comedy, inventive plot and an ultimately sweet message about the nature of happiness that never becomes saccharine. A dystopian concept worthy of Black Mirror…
★★★★ Theatre Weekly
Where is it happening?Carriageworks Theatre, 3 Millennium Square The Electric Press,Leeds, United Kingdom
Event Location & Nearby Stays: