Mike Newall's 'Get Better Box'

Mike Newall's 'Get Better Box'. Copyright: BBC.

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Stand-up show starring Mike Newall performed on the following days in August 2011...

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Can we dictate happiness or is life just a series of good and bad luck? A self-confessed idiot reflects on a topsy-turvy year with stand-up, stories and the rediscovery of his Get Better Box, something created as a child to keep happy memories. 'His timing is pin sharp, his control is deft and his hair is immaculate' (Scotsman), 'Effortlessly likeable' (List), 'Newall is quiet, thoughtful and casual, the material is excellently timed, clever and funny' (City Life, Manchester).

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Can we dictate happiness or is life just a series of good and bad luck? A self confessed idiot reflects on a topsy-turvy year with stand-up, stories and the rediscovery of his 'Get Better Box', something created as a child to keep happy memories.

Mike is an excellent storyteller with a laid back style and a sharp eye for the funny in everyday situations. This is a story of discovering his 'Get Better Box' (something Mike created as a child) whilst moving house in difficult circumstances last year and how its contents including diary and notebooks of his years in a catholic school, photographs, a clipping from a proud sporting occasion, an old radio and some old school porn sneaked in under the radar of parents, have all left Mike pondering happiness and how much say in it we actually have.