The Trauma Show

Demi Nandhra

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Time: 2pm, 7.30pm 

Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £14)*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £1.

Running Time: 1 hour 20 mins

Age Guidance: 15+

This event takes place in our Council Chamber.

All performances are dry performances. Alcoholic drinks will not be allowed in the performance space.

All performances are Pay What You Can

“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.


This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.


If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.


BSL interpreted performance: 28 April, 7.30pm, interpreted by Sandy Deo
Find out more about BSL interpreted performances


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

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

All performances are dry performances. Alcoholic drinks will not be allowed in the performance space.



We believe in making our shows accessible to as many people as possible.

We offer tickets on a Pay What You Can basis for the majority of performances throughout the year. Tickets usually start at £8, and we have recommended pricing to help you to choose a price that works for you.

We know that ticket price is a huge barrier for some, and the Pay What You Can model offers people who can afford to pay the recommended price or more the chance to support others who can’t.


Lead Artist: Demi Nandhra

Performer: Omar Diallo
Director: Francesca Millican-Slater
Producing Support from: Fierce
Originally Produced by: Rafia Hussain with assistance from Humira Imtiaz
Set & Original Costume Design: Katherina Radeva
Further Costume Design: Claire Browne
LX Designer: Lizzie Moran
Composer & Sound Designer: Iain Armstrong
Production Manager: Lizzie Moran
Stage Management: Claire Browne with support from Maddy Wade and Amy Duckworth
Creative Mentor & Mental Health Access Consultant: Viv Gordon
Artist Access Assistant: Kao Hove
Fight Director: Kenan Ali
Artist Wellbeing support provided by The Artist Wellbeing Company.
With thanks to Ali Wilson, Paula Varjack.

Trailer: RB Films
Production Shots: Graeme Braidwood

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, In Good Company (mid-career commission), Cambridge Junction (with support from New Ideas Fund) and Contact Theatre, in association with Fierce Festival.

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.


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