About Joy Unspeakable

Chances are someone you know has an eating disorder. So why don’t you know, and why do we think they’re about skinny women who can’t eat?

Grounded in an ethos of care, Joy Unspeakable presents the true testimonies of four women, each with a different eating disorder, and each at a different stage of recovery.

With large doses of anger, hope and joy, the play weaves physical theatre with live choral, folk and punk music on stage.

A dynamic, all-female, gig-theatre show that explores disordered eating – why it’s all about food and nothing to do with food.

Further information

Further information

The show has been developed in consultation with mental health and eating disorder experts from Kings College London, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Young People's Mental Health Research and Oxford Research Centre, including experts by lived experience.

An audience experience of care has remained uppermost in the development of the work. This will include opportunities for audience members to disconnect from the work without causing any disruption, should they wish to do so. Support information will be provided for all audience members.