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Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy; Sarah is a mighty proud square peg, which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn’t so damn round.

Sarah grew up feeling different. Her childhood doctor thought it was sugar. Her current doctor thinks its ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Sarah still feels different, so what will a label do? Will it change the way you see her and the way she sees herself?

With autobiographical storytelling, comedy, and conversations with audiences, Declaration is a vibrant and daring adventure of school day survival tactics, super-hero alter-egos and the stumbling blocks to self-acceptance.

Developed in consultation with medical professionals and mental health support groups, Declaration examines the faces we wear to fit in and what happens when we dare to stand out


A level of empathy and understanding that smashes apart stereotypes and stigma. ★★★★★

The Reviews Hub

Declaration rises above the crowd. A towering performance by Emmott

Manchester Theatre Awards

...better than any mental health text book ★★★★

North West End

Created by Sarah Emmott and Rachel Moorhouse

Performed by Sarah Emmott

Movement Direction by Deb Pugh

Lighting Design by Aileen Ging

Sound Design by Karen Lauke

Video Design by Luca Rudlin All photographs to be credited to Sam Ryley

Image © Sam Ryley