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My World Has Exploded a Little Bit by Bella Heesom

By Bella Heesom | Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain 

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Tue 23 May – Sat 27 May, 7:30pm

Venue: Downstairs

Bella Heesom's debut play is part true story, part farcical performance lecture. It tells a deeply personal story of loss and love, through a darkly comic 17-step guide to bereavement. Mixing tender intimacy and unflinching honesty with hard-hitting philosophy, clownish silliness and an enchanting live piano score, it takes the audience on a powerful emotional journey, shot through with jet black comedy.

Performed by Bella Heesom and Eva Alexander, and directed by Olivier Award-winning Donnacadh O'Briain (Rotterdam by Jon Brittain and Always Orange by Fraser Grace at the RSC), the show comes to Ovalhouse as part of a national tour following a critically acclaimed run at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and a Highly Commended transfer to VAULT Festival 2017.

★★★★★ 'sublime' ToDoList

★★★★★ 'profound and stunning' EdFestMagazine

Suitable for ages 12+

Bella Heesom and Donnacadh O'Briain are Ovalhouse Associate Artists.


Join us to discuss My World Has Exploded A Little Bit after the show on Thurs 25 May. A relaxed and informal gathering over a glass of wine, *DISCUSS gives our audience the opportunity to lead the conversation. Find out more here.


Death Café with Bella Heesom

​Sat 27 May, 4pm

Join Bella for tea, cake and open conversation about death.

Book your free tickets here.


  • Tue 23 May, 7:30pm
  • Wed 24 May, 7:30pm
  • Thu 25 May, 7:30pm
  • Fri 26 May, 7:30pm
  • Sat 27 May, 7:30pm

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