Lichfield Garrick stand up show is going virtual

A counsellor and comedian will be running her show online after it was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Sheila McMahon
Sheila McMahon

Deciding that the subject matter, anxiety, is so important in these current times that the show needs to be performed regardless, Sheila McMahon has made the decision to run her show online, and perform it live, directly into people’s living rooms.

Sheila will still be supporting the arts by donating a percentage of profits from the ticket sales to charity, to support the original theatre venue.

Sheila was supposed to be performing her sell-out Mental Health Theatre Show at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on October 10, coinciding with World Mental Health Day.

But with the Covid restrictions still in place it was not an option.

Sheila said: “Now, more than ever, people need help with anxiety. I simply couldn’t cancel a show that so many people could benefit from, so I had to find another way.”

As a result, the show will run at the same time, on the same date but be performed virtually, hosted over Zoom, so everyone can stay safe and still enjoy the fun.

The show is all about anxiety – what it is, and how to manage it. As well as talking about more general anxieties, Sheila will also share her thoughts about new anxieties related to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of her commitment to help with mental health, Sheila has run a free mental health support group in Lichfield for the last five years, and has continued to run this online during the pandemic.

More information about the show is available by typing in Sheila’s Mental Health Show into, or visiting

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