With autobiographical storytelling, comedy, and conversations with audiences, Declaration is a vibrant and daring adventure exploring what it means to be diagnosed with ADHD and what happens when we dare to stand out.
Developed in consultation with medical professionals and mental health support groups, the show follows Sarah's journey from feeling a bit like a square peg in a round hole, through to diagnosis and beyond.
However ADHD is still much misunderstood and often goes undiagnosed, particularly amongst young women, which is why we've put together an expert panel to discuss the issues raised in the show and shed light on the condition after Saturday evening's show.
Sarah Emmott is an award-winning writer and performer, Creative Director of arts company Art with Heart and creator of the show Declaration. She is an associate artist at The Lowry Theatre and has worked with Southbank Centre London, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Manchester Science Festival, Institute of Cultural Affairs, BBC Learning and BBC World amongst a whole heap of other leading organisations.
Jane Sedgwick is a tutor in mental health nursing at King’s College London. She is also undertaking a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Jane’s research is focused on developing best practice for supporting university students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She has worked in the NHS and Higher Education, and is an executive committee member of the UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN), which aims to provide support, education, research and training for mental health professionals working with adults with ADHD.
Penny Jarrett is a London-based youth leader, mentor, writer and blogger whose posts detailing her experiences of ADHD inspire tens of thousands of online followers.
Poppy Ellis Logan created an online support group for students with ADHD at Cambridge University, and has since spend her working life campaigning for the rights of people with ADHD. She has worked in a variety of roles supporting people with ADHD and has gone on to develop a campaign called Attention UK which raises awareness of the barriers and challenges facing people with ADHD in the UK.
Declaration is here from Friday 12 - Saturday 13 October. Admission to the post show discussion is free with a ticket to the evening performance on Saturday 13th.