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HOAX Our Right to Hope

A man’s love for a woman.
A sister’s love for her brother.
And the unconditional right to love oneself.

Following a sellout run in Manchester in 2014, HOAX Our Right to Hope returns as a groundbreaking trilogy of artworks.

Have you ever wondered what happens inside the mind of a person experiencing psychosis?

Ever thought about what drives a person to commit suicide?

Acclaimed musical ‘Hoax My Lonely Heart’ forms part of a groundbreaking cross-media trilogy, telling the true story of Rob a young man from Manchester and his poetry life and death with schizophrenia, with a music.

The stage musical is characterised by Benji Reid’s distinctive highly energised and emotionally conflicting style of physical theatre perfectly capturing this true story based on a poem written by Ravi Thornton’s younger brother Rob who committed suicide in 2008 at the age of 31 after a long battle with schizophrenia. Rob wrote hundreds of poems expressing his varying state of mind by turns honest lucid and confused and the body of work constitutes an honest and compelling first person account of the experience of schizophrenia.

Rising star Christopher Tendai joining the musical having just completed a West End run of Lin-Manuel Miranda's iconic ‘In The Heights’ said: ‘I’m attracted to shows that inspire me to be a better performer. The director and creative team behind the show and its message around young men and suicide make me very committed to sharing this piece with others.’

Experience the musical, interact with the narrative app, take home the graphic novel.

In association with Psychosis Research Unit, Ziggy’s Wish and The Arts Council.

“A bold and necessary piece of storytelling indeed” Jon Turner, Your Days Are Numbered

Tue 4 April  7pm
Wed 5 April  2pm | 7pm
Thu 6 April  7pm
Fri 7 April  7pm

Recommended for 14+

Tickets £16 | £12 conc

More information: 01204 307256


*Please note: tickets can be purchased at The Civic in person or over the phone on 01226 327000*