Get Happy

Get Happy

Enter a world of artfully controlled chaos where a mysterious bag drops from a height and the strangest egg sandwich is made in front of your eyes. Showcasing new content created through workshops at the New Wolsey with local young people and their families, who knows what might happen! Physical comedy, live music, acrobatics, silly dancing and audience interaction all feature in this ‘madcap little gem’ (Time Out) – a family show for anyone who breathes.

Told by an Idiot is a critically-acclaimed touring theatre company, supported by Arts Council England, creating work which takes creative risks, tells universal stories and includes everyone. With equal value placed on performance and participation, Told by an Idiot pushes the boundaries of show business and removes barriers between theatre makers, participants and spectators. Our aim is for audiences to leave with a smile on their face and remember that Told by an Idiot put it there.


★★★★★ ‘Anarchically inclusive joy… I now believe in the transformative power of theatre’ – The Sunday Times

‘Consistently funny. Applying its usual fresh, playful physicality, Told by an Idiot has come up with a quirky, upbeat show for children, which lives up to its name’ – The Stage


Performances of this show are on:

  • Sunday 1 August, 12pm (noon).
  • Sunday 1 August, 2.30pm.
  • Sunday 1 August, 4pm.

Running time: approx. 35 minutes.


This show is free for everyone and you’re more than welcome to just turn up on the day – we can’t wait to see you!

All events as part of our ‘Swich programme will be carried out in accordance with the current government guidelines on Covid-19 on the date of the event.


Told by an Idiot’s residency of workshops and Get Happy performances in Ipswich are kindly supported by the Suffolk Community Foundation through the Davies Family Fund and Evdemonia Fund.