How does the song go ? If your Happy and you know it clap your hands ! and as the curtain came down on Thom Sellwoods musical people were, With a burst of Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’ as a slight obvious backing track this monologue was clearly a very personal journey , This was a show within a show where Sellwood was also examining loneliness, the need for anonymous sex and desperation.
He ponders on the question , Does social media and the use of Apps solve all our problems? This is actually a very clever and well formatted show and as an original piece of theatre intriguing and at times very funny especially when he talks about the pressures of being part of gay society, where paranoia easily creeps into your day to day life. This is an expose on modern day drug taking and well worth a view and should be seen by a larger audience. There is also stunning support by his fellow actor. Miss Carrie Marx who explains her version of Happy and how she achieves her state of euphoria. Happy comes at a price. Profound modern there at its best. Another fab addition to the current Queer Festival running at the Kings Head in Islington.
4 stars , runs to the 26th August box office 0207 226 8561 kingsheadtheatre.com