ADHD The Musical: Can I Have Your Attention Please?
A musical exploring the highs and lows of having ADHD is embarking on a national tour this autumn.? ?ADHD The Musical: Can I Have Your Attention Please? is the brainchild of Dora Colquhoun, a neurodivergent theatre maker and performer based in Liverpool. With the help of Dolly Parton, Julie Andrews and Cher, the piece attempts to unpack the feelings of shame and failure commonly felt by those with the disorder.
With support from Arts Council England, Dora worked with Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya - a neuroscientist from Goldsmiths University in London - to produce the musical comedy lecture which navigates the challenges of being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult.??The show - which will travel across the UK taking in dates at venues in Scarborough, Liverpool, Wakefield, Devon, St Helens, Bristol, Warrington, London and Ormskirk - also explores the differences in which ADHD manifests in men and women, something which the medical profession has only relatively recently begun to acknowledge.?
Dora herself said: It is a really important time to be sharing this work. ADHD and neurodiversity only very recently is prevalent in mainstream society.??For many years women have been left out of the conversation and research. I hope to provide an honest, eye opening and entertaining account of my experience as a woman with ADHD. My aim is to create acceptance, understanding and open up the conversation as to what having ADHD means. I do not have any answers, but I have stories, songs and multiple wigs.
19:00 - 21:00
Dove Street South
Bristol BS2 8JD
Wed 11 October and Thu 12 October