Review by: Paul Towers, 29 September 2017
To Helen Back by Helen Seymour
Directed by Hannah SilvaUpstairs @ The Western, 29/9/17
“an adventure into the deranged mind of Helen.”
To Helen Back (witty pun) is an adventure into the deranged mind of Helen (no relation, well, maybe a bit) who has survived major back surgery and is coping with mental illness, or is it just delusions brought on by the copious pain killing drugs she has to take?
Daring to go where many poets and performance artistes avoid, Helen takes us on a journey through her surreal imagination/delusions populated by a burglar, talking bloodthirsty badgers and cadavers.
Liberally laced with humour we end up realising that by accepting all the weird things that happen in our lives makes them far less frightening and easier to cope with.
To Helen Back is touring up to Christmas. Full details are on www.whatthehelen.net
Upstairs at The Western http://upstairsatthewestern.com/