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Are we looking for happiness in all the wrong places?

A brand new Roundhouse production exploring our understanding of happiness and well-being, devised by a company of young artists, scientists and academics.

I looked for it on Blackpool beach with my Mum.
I looked for it in a raspberry ripple cheesecake.
I looked for it in detention. I looked for it online.
I looked for it in my gut.
I looked for it but it got complicated.

Devised in response to reports that raised concerns over young people’s well-being in the UK, The Happiness Project is an intergenerational piece of personal and moving contemporary theatre that journeys through autobiographical stories set to a musical landscape to explore the human condition.

Directed by Emma Higham and Tashi Gore (Glas(s) Performance), the production has been devised by young artists aged 12-19 and academics who will also be performing in the show.

The Happiness Project is part of the Roundhouse’s commitment to presenting professional productions created with young people with previous productions including The Fat Girl Gets a Haircut and Other Stories, The Dark Side of Love and Puffball.


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Call to Create is a global collective of cultural organisations that believes it’s time to shout louder about the great art young people make. Across 2015, we’re celebrating young creativity in a season of multi-discipline performances, events and moments around the world, co-created by young people and established artists. Find out more

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