Sheila McMahon's cracking show was self help, comedy and counselling - The Redditch Standard

Sheila McMahon's cracking show was self help, comedy and counselling

Redditch Editorial 19th Feb, 2016 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

Sheila McMahon

Palace Theatre

THE MENTAL Health Show at Redditch’s Palace Theatre was stand-up, counselling, a self-help group and concert all rolled into one.

Starring flamboyant comedian Sheila McMahon, who gave an honest and frank insight into her own struggles, her tale of the situations she has encountered in her day job made for a thoroughly entertaining, enlightening, educational and thought-provoking evening.

The audience was taken on a journey guaranteed to inspire even the most self-assured to re-examine their lives and human behaviour in general seasoned with emotive personal experiences, comedy anecdotes, poetry, songs, singalongs and even a raffle.

In the first half, a multitude of issues were explored – from how childhood defines who we are, parental influence, insights into human behaviour, to relationships and perception.

The second half dealt more with coping mechanisms, how to deal with anxiety, negative feelings and people who can ‘bring you down’, along with plenty of friendly banter.

And this fun filled thought provoking evening ended on a real high when a vote for the concluding singalong ended… a draw.

So, strumming her guitar, Sheila melded Delilah with The Wild Rover, before reciting Pam Ayres’ hilarious poem Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Insightful, enjoyable and inspirational in equal measure if you get a chance to see one of her upcoming shows, buy that ticket.

For more on Sheila McMahon, visit .

Tristan Harris

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