Edinburgh Fringe, Best Musical Award winning production A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) is coming to The Courtyard on October 16, performed by Silent Uproar Theatre Company in memory of Alex Evans.

Madeline MacMahon, long-standing Courtyard panto cast member, stars alongside Sophie Clay and Ed Yelland in A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad), a hilarious cabaret musical about depression that explains, sings, and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to 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.

The show’s lead Madi MacMahon has had first-hand experience of depression herself, having lost her childhood best friend to suicide and she lived with Alex Evans during panto season.

“I was researching Super Happy while living with Alex," she said. "I'm not good at talking face to face, but I am good at talking through songs and getting people to talk about things.

"The show is about depression and suicide, but it's a funny, silly musical that talks about something serious and gives people something thoughtful to go away with.”

The award-winning theatre company has also arranged for a collection after the performance for the Alex Evans Fund. The fund was set up by Alex’s brother Tim to provide a counselling and listening service for young adults, and to provide access to high-quality training in theatre arts in Herefordshire.

“People can still shy away from the subject of depression despite it having affected almost everyone at some point," said Tim. “Shows like ‘Super Happy’ are incredibly important and I’m so glad it will be visiting Hereford. It not only opens up the conversation but does so whilst entertaining and making you laugh!”

Due to the nature of the content and strong language in this production there is a recommended age restriction of 16+.

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) will be at The Courtyard on Tuesday, October 16 at 7.30pm. To book call the box office on 01432 340555 or visit www.courtyard.org.uk.