We are halfway through a sold-out ten-show run at the Roundhouse theatre in London (3-14 November). In our art-science theatre project, the cast of 12 young artists and 6 academic scientists explore our understanding of happiness and well-being.
Happiness is a difficult topic to discuss seriously, but we have had great audiences and great reviews (Stage Review, Guardian). There has been a lot of interest in understanding happiness, and I was on the BBC News at Five with cast members Ciaran Constable and Ruby Margetts to talk about the project.
We hope that our art-science project will encourage people to have serious conversations about happiness and well-being. We particularly hope that those conversations will happen across generations, between young people and their parents, and between academics and politicians and everyone else. We could all benefit from taking some time to try to understand our happiness and ourselves a little better.