Award-winning autobiographical one-woman show exploring ADHD, mental health and diagnosis

About Declaration

Declaration was built on Art with Heart’s co-founder, Sarah Emmott’s personal experience of Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD). It was created in the form of a one-woman play set in the round, intense, full of comedy as well as heart-stopping moments of pain and conflict.

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. 

“Insightful, bold and beautiful”

***** The Reviews Hub

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With thanks to

Developed with The Lowry. 2018 tour in Association with the ADHD Foundation. Funded by Arts Council England and Sir Andrew Martin Trust.  Supported by Greater Manchester Combined Authority Culture and Social Impact Fund and Unity Theatre Trust. This project has been made possible by a grant from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

2017 tour in Association with Oldham Library and the ADHD Foundation. Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by The Granada Foundation, NHS City Health Care Partnership Foundation, Fowler Smith & Jones Trust and Action Oldham.Early development supported by The Manchester Guardian Society Charitable Trust and Art with Heart Kickstarter Backers.