Reasons To Stay Alive

Sat 12 Oct 19

Reasons To Stay Alive
Reasons To Stay Alive
Reasons To Stay Alive
Matt Haig

‘This is truly landmark theatre…you emerge hopeful and enlightened’

Yorkshire Post

The Times

‘A striking piece of theatre’

The Guardian


What does it mean to truly feel alive?

An English Touring Theatre and Sheffield Theatres co-production

Imagined for the stage and directed by Jonathan Watkins
Adapted by April De Angelis

At 24 Matt’s world collapsed and he could see no way to go on.

This is his story of a journey through crisis, a joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and triumphing over illness.

Matt Haig’s frank and funny international bestseller is brought to the stage by the award-winning Jonathan Watkins (Northern Ballet’s 1984) and celebrates what it means to be alive.

“It’s wonderful to see a book take on other life forms, especially one as exciting and radically different as this one. I think this production will provide a fascinating way to look at depression and mental health” Matt Haig

Pre-show discussion on Tue 8 October at 6pm with Katherine Warman and members of the company
Post-show discussion on Wed 9 October with Andrew Greenaway  from Andy’s Man Club  and Hoot

Praise for the book:

“Matt Haig is astounding” Stephen Fry

“Brings a difficult and sensitive subject out of the darkness and into the light” Michael Palin

“A small masterpiece that might even save lives” Joanna Lumley

Download the discussion guide

Phil Cheadle as Older Matt

Chris Donnelly as Dad

Janet Etuk as Andrea

Mike Noble as Younger Matt

Dilek Rose as Dawn/Jenny/Denise

Connie Walker as Mum

Event Details


£10 - £26

Discounts available:

Group Discounts Group Discounts
School Discounts School Discounts
Kirklees Passport Discounts Kirklees Passport Discounts

Running time:

1 hours 10 minutes

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