‘Frame of Mind’ is a fast-paced, emotive and thought-provoking show utilising humour, personal stories and statistics to enable the audience to gain a deeper understanding of mental health. The actors displayed complicated aspects of mental health using entertaining drama, such as in the neurons sketch, where a doctor describes the causes and science behind mental health illnesses, while the actors enact the complex biology of neurons whizzing around the brain or being blocked in the mind.
During its successful tour around Birmingham secondary schools, ‘Frame of Mind’ made students laugh and subtlety informed them about the impacts of mental health. One student said “I thought it was really funny but it taught me a lot too”.
In the workshops after the show, many students were challenged by the themes that they were discussing such as identity, living with mental illnesses, supporting others with mental illness, the impact of social media and recovery.
‘Frame of Mind’ is a must see show for teenagers, young people and adults that challenges and equips us to understand better the complexities of what goes on in our minds.
by Charlotte Dipper
‘Frame of Mind’ is performing at mac Birmingham on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March. Tickets available online here.
‘Frame of Mind’ forms part of the drama and discipleship training programme for Riverside Performing gap year programme. This is a 9 month course training in drama and performance techniques and Christian discipleship for 18-30 year olds. We are now recruiting for 2017-18. Please find out more by clicking here.