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Theatre503 and Stand By Productions present

All The Happy Things

Written by Naomi Denny (She/Her)
Directed by Melina Namdar (She/Her)
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Sienna and Emily are sisters. Complete opposites in every way – hyper organised and super messy, determinedly ambitious and extremely laid back, alive and dead. 

Sienna is trying to deal with her grief by clinging on tightly to what she knows. In short, she is seeing her dead sister everywhere she goes. Not only seeing her, but having full on conversations with her. As the fallout from this becomes ever more overwhelming, seeping into her relationship with her boyfriend and straining her commitment to her ailing parents, the line between happiness and illusion becomes blurred. How do you truly let go of someone when you imagined they’d be there forever? 

A dark comedy about the power of Black sisterhood and grief, All The Happy Things was shortlisted for Soho Theatre’s Tony Craze Award 2020, and is presented as a co-production with Stand By Productions. 

This show contains themes that some audience members may find distressing. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view content information here.

Run time: approx. 60 mins

Naomi Denny (She/Her)

Naomi is a writer and actor based in London. She is an alumna of Soho Theatre writers lab, where she wrote ‘All The Happy Things’, which was shortlisted for the Tony Craze Award 2020. Her first play, ‘Essentially Black’, was performed at Soho Theatre as a part of Soho Rising 2022, and she is currently developing her latest piece, ‘Sunrise Madelines’. Naomi also writes for audio, and her podcast pitch, ‘The Waters Of Lethe’ was shortlisted for Soho Theatre & NBC’s Overheard podcast competition. Most recently, she wrote for Rikki Beadle-Blair’s anthologies, ‘Lit’ and ‘Fierce’.

Naomi’s work has been performed at The Pleasance Theatre, Camden Peoples Theatre, and a part of Camden Fringe. Naomi’s aims as a writer are to bring the untold stories of Global Majority individuals to the forefront, and to approach difficult topics from a place of joy and love.


Artistic Team
Naomi Denny (She/Her)
Melina Namdar (She/Her)
Sarah Allen (She/Her)
Stage Manager
Hosanna Johnson (She/Her)
Lighting Designer
Abi Turner (They/Them)
Sound Designer
Mark Fenton (He/Him)
Alicia Bridge (She/Her)
Madeline Charlemagne (She/Her)
Naomi Denny (She/Her)
Jules Chan (He/Him)

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