Now more than ever, conversations revolving around mental health are crucial, particularly within men. In a society that has so often taught us to keep quiet, and deal with emotional and psychological issues on our own, we’re now having to reverse that way of thinking in order to better improve well being and have much needed, open conversations. Exploring mental health within his latest dance-theatre piece Elephant in the Room, choreographer and actor Lanre Malaolu talks about his approach towards creating the show, how various organisations including Talawa have supported his work and what audiences can expect from the show.
Your latest show Elephant in the Room will be performed from the 2nd to the 20th April at the Camden People’s Theatre. How are you feeling ahead of the show?
What a lovely black box the Camden People’s Theatre has. Currently playing is Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone by Selma Dimitrijevic, a superb piece of writing either elevated or marred by a strange experiment, which is either a silly gimmick or clever piece of producing.