Cast: Vanessa Poole Jönsson, Jana Pulkrabek
Directed by: Paul Glaser
Light & Sounddesign: Paul Glaser
Set Design: Jana Pulkrabek
Written by: John Foster
Photography: Filip Orestes Misiak JPS-Manusarts
Producers: Jana Pulkrabek, Vanessa Poole
Produced in collaboration with The English Theatre of Hamburg
A Manusarts Production
Hamburg: HAP premiered in Hamburg, Germany 27th July - 1st August 2022 at: The English Theatre of Hamburg with follow up performances in Malmö, Sweden at Bastionen Theatre.
Follow up performance dates to be announced
Hap, unhappy at being happy, visits Doctor Marples in her surgery seeking a cure. Doctor Marples, herself desperate for happiness, is sceptical of Hap and refuses to see Hap's genuine laughter/joy as an illness – how can anyone be too happy? A brilliant, hilarious and quirky comedy about the modern obsession with happiness. Despite the crushing events of 2020/21 and all attempts to be a miserablist, HAP and her counterpart find breathlessly and to their surprise, giggles and romance in the most unlikely of places - the therapist’s couch.
Meet Hap. Despite all attempts to be a miserablist she can’t ever be unhappy. Unhappy at being happy, she visits Doctor Marples seeking a cure. Doctor Marples, herself desperate for joy, doesn’t know how to be happy in the first place! Through the ongoing monotony of Brexit, Corona and takeaways-for-one, Hap and her doctor find to their surprise, giggles and romance in the most unlikely of places. This play is one quirky, breathless ride you do not want to miss!