★★★★★ The audience can leave enriched; we have been offered a valuable education, as well as an immersion in the work of an exceptional creative talent. — A Younger Theatre
★★★★ Tightly scripted and smartly performed – The Stage
★★★★ Mental is one of those shows that sticks with you long after you’ve left the theatre. Informative, heart-breaking and expertly crafted, Mental gives you an insight into one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses, and Kane Power pulls it off with a stunning solo performance. – The 730 Review
★★★★ telling an incredibly powerful – and tragic – personal history, Kane Power’s heart-rending show lifts an overdue veil on the disease affecting 6% of Brits. – Theatre Bubble
★★★★★ this show is the most insightful mental health piece I’ve seen at this year’s Fringe … Mental is a rich, thorough study of bipolar and caring; a love letter to a mother – Everything Theatre
★★★★★ It uses plain language, extraordinary sound effects and music to explore his mother’s condition. The most moving show on the fringe. – Oh My Nottz
★★★★★ Power has made a show about his mother’s illness that is respectful, dignified and enlightening. – Three Weeks
★★★★★ This heart-wrenching story both educates and entertains, leaving you more aware of the world around you – The Edge.
★★★★★ Deeply moving – The Spy in the Stalls.
Such craft and illumination deserves a big audience. Go see it. – View from the Cheap Seat.
Can’t recommend it enough – Emma Bailey, Centre for Mental Health.
Written by Alice Lamb, Kane Power, Kim Power, and Tid
Performer: Kane Power.
Associate Director: Alice Lamb
Producer: Tid, and Hannah Osborne.
Musical Director: Peter R. Reynolds.
Stage & Lights: Ina Berggren.
Design: Ruby Spencer Pugh.
Compositions & Lyrics: Kane Power (‘Mind of Smoke’ lyrics Kane Power, and Tid).
Collaborators: Peter R. Reynolds, Tom England, and Chris Farish.