Words: Michelle Corns
West Leeds-based mental health theatre group The Invisible Pain Theatre Company (IPTC) are holding a winter production which explores the different emotions at Christmas time.
Christmas can be a very stressful time. There is the hassle of Christmas shopping, getting family together who may not always get along. There is a financial burden for those on a low income, there may be feelings of loneliness for anyone who has had a bereavement or had a relationship break-up.
Lost in Christmas is a musical theatre piece which aims to demonstrate that the holiday season isn’t always full of cheer. While it may be exiting for some people, for other, it can be a struggle and lead to exacerbation of mental health problems such as depression.
As well as a performance, there will also be games, tombola, hot food, and mulled wine as well as a gift shop.
IPTC was established by director, Gerica McMullen, to support people with mental health issues, through drama workshops, musical theatre, and performance. They run sessions for both adults and children in Swinnow and Pudsey.
Lost in Chrismas is on 4 December at Swinnow Community Centre and runs from 1– 4pm, entry is £2.
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