World Premiere

Demi Nandhra (Birmingham)

The Trauma Show

Wednesday 12 October 2022Thursday 13 October 2022

Belgrade Square, Corporation Street
Coventry, CV1 1GS United Kingdom
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Commissioned by In Good Company (mid-career commission), Cambridge Junction, Contact Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre, in association with Fierce Festival.
Included in our tiered discount offer.

70 mins £13/11

Themes of childhood trauma, addiction and abuse
Potentially distressing scenes
No sudden loud music or noises


“Have you ever trauma dumped? TikTok tells me this show might do that but don’t worry we can just trauma bond” 

Demi is obsessed with trauma, childhood trauma, naming it, analysing it,healing from it, and getting-on-stage-to-perform-it. That last one might be a trauma response but you can decide that. Having entered her 30’s Demi expected to be more whole, more healed, to not still feel like a child. Because trauma lives in the body and the body keeps the score, and we all know what that means. Disclaimer: Demi doesn’t know what that means.

The Trauma Show explores the impacts of adverse childhoods, making a show and dance out of it, mourning our little selves, ‘therapise’ culture and how TikTok can heal us all.

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Lead Artist – Demi Nandhra
Executive Producer – Rafia Hussain
Assistant Producer – Humira Imtiaz
Director – Francesca Millican-Slater
Set & Costume Designer – Katherina Radeva
LX Designer – Lizzie Moran
Composer & Sound Designer – Iain Armstrong
Production Manager – Lizzie Moran
Creative Mentor & Mental Health Access Consultant – Viv Gordon
Stage Managers – TBC & TBC
Artist Access Assistant – Kao Hove
Artist Wellbeing Practitioner / Dramatherapist – TBC
Co-commissioned by Derby Theatre, Attenborough Arts Centre and Nonsuch Studios.
Supported by Unlimited, Arts Depot, Jerwood 1:1 fund, Another Route, Belgrade Theatre, University of Worcester
With thanks to Ali Wilson, Paula Varjack.


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Buy tickets for 6 shows =10% off
Buy tickets for 9 shows = 15% off
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Fierce Says

This is the long overdue follow up to Demi's Edinburgh Fringe smash hit 'Life if No Laughing Matter'. As usual expect Demi to tackle tough material with a lightness of touch, warm sense of humour, as well as her infectious Brummie charm.


Wednesday 12 October 2022


Belgrade Theatre Coventry

Thursday 13 October 2022


Belgrade Theatre Coventry