Life is No Laughing Matter is a performance about mental illness, suicide and radical cure attempts.
Part personal narrative, part social rant, part mess; Life is No Laughing Matter tells the exhausting and hilarious account of living with depression.
Demi was told to eat a banana a day and think happy thoughts. Inevitably she got worse. So she bought Yoko the dog to save her. In a generous and painfully honest performance, Demi talks of causes, cures, and what happens when you eat 56 bananas. Expect shit metaphors, co-dependency, holy water and the one and only Yoko Ono.
Contains triggering content
Nandhra gets maximum comic mileage from both in a show that has an appealing directness and real sadness and rage at the way mental illness is seldom treated as seriously as a broken leg
Frank and direct autobiographical show about depression and suicide
Underneath the charm and the silliness, there is rage and resilience