Dates: Tuesday 25th – Thursday 27th July
Venue: Mini Theatre
Up-and-coming Perth-based theatre maker Georgina Cramond combines her remarkable personal storytelling and music skills in a new show that tells the true story of a young woman who learned to song-write her way out of anxiety.
Georgina didn’t know what was happening to her when she started hitting emotional lows at an alarming rate, with her thoughts spinning round in a figure eight. It wasn’t until she dusted off an old electric keyboard and started playing that she found some relief.
Told with vulnerability and original music, Georgina invites you into the chaos and confusion of an anxious mind, and the thump of the heart that keeps the beat. It’s about taking hold of fears, saying them out loud, and making them rhyme until they are no longer terrifying. It’s about speaking out when you need help, with or without musical backing.
“This show features songs that I wrote during some of the lowest points in my mental health battles,” Georgina elaborates. “Anxiety is a condition that feeds off silence; so talking about it helped me to become less afraid and realise that it’s actually a really common thing.”
Funny, uplifting, and for the two million Australians who experience anxiety, Interrupting a Crisis is told with vulnerability and original music, and is undeniably relatable.
Premiering at The Blue Room Theatre in 2017, this is not the story of a crisis but an interruption of one.
“Awkwardly relatable and highly relevant – definitely not one to miss!” ★★★★★ – The Theatre Diary
Running time: 70 minutes