Take A Minute success at the Pleasance

Posted on: 17 October 2017

Written by: Vicky Ream

Last week’s scratch performance with MIND in Harringey was a huge success, with the audience packing out the Pleasance Theatre to see the first performance of Take A Minute.

The show was based on a series of interviews and workshops facilitated by Cardboard Citizens with people affected by suicide. This was the first stage in the process to see how Forum Theatre can help to explore and raise awareness of mental health issues. The audience were invited to give suggestions on how we could take this model forwards and their thoughts on the content. We were overwhelmed by the positive and constructive audience feedback we received both through the discussion, Forum, feedback forms and social media.


Audience feedback included - 

“It made me more sure that every single thing helps no matter how ‘small’ it might be.”

“Notice more, talk more, listen more.”

“I was already aware of male suicide effecting a huge percentage of our population, but it has made me more aware of specific signs and issues and possible ways of approaching people who may be suffering.”

The evening ended with a panel discussion with Lynette Charles (CEO of MIND in Harringey), Stuart Mullins (Associate Director of Cardboard Citizens), Andre Skeete (Actor and Cardboard Citizens Member), Alex Jones (Writer and Actor) and Professor David Mosse (Chair of Haringey Suicide Prevention Group).

With thanks to

Arts Council England Lottery funded