Presented by Josh Coates
Part of ‘Fitter Happier More Productive’: a selection of cutting-edge artists respond to the cult of self-betterment, and explore how it feels to be imperfect in its shadow.
Is it my fault I’m like this?
Is it my fault I’m angry?
One Christmas, Josh was diagnosed with depression and then hit by a car. The following year he was on Job Seekers whilst attempting to balance his sanity and gift buying.
This is a show about that time. This is a show about being ill and being fit for work. This is a show about the DWP and being from Bolton. This is a show that explores the thin line between mental health as a clinical and a political issue.
Part stand up, part spoken word and part teenager in his room pretending he’s in a punk band, Get Yourself Together is an autobiographical show that questions if society is making us ill and asks, “what next?”
Directed by Anna Ryder, Dramaturgy by James Varney, Design by Jen Swindles and with extra support from Ellie Stamp and the Royal Exchange.