We’re excited to announce that acclaimed comedian Felicity Ward will perform her hit Fringe show 50% More Likely to Die at the 10th Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. This special show for World Mental Health Day will take place at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and is the only Scottish date of her autumn UK tour.

The Australian comedian’s new show sees her return to the subject of mental illness, after the runaway success of last year’s What If There Is No Toilet?, a candid and hilarious show about living with irritable bowel syndrome. Now she is talking about her personal experiences with anxiety and her methods of coping with it, as well as taking time to poke fun at the misleading statistics about mental illness that inspired the show’s title.

Rather than focusing on the darker side of mental health issues, Ward always seeks something to laugh about, tying her act together with a story about having to deal with losing her bag – and entire show – on a London bus. A generous and immensely likeable performer, with infectious energy and an exuberant stage presence, she uses her work to normalise and destigmatise mental illness, but never hammering home the message.

In addition to her own shows, Ward has compered the Mental Health Foundation’s fundraising event, A Gala for Mental Health, for the past two years at the Fringe. This year, she has received five star reviews from the likes of The List, while at the Fringe in 2015, hers was the third best reviewed comedy show overall. She has also previously appeared on The John Bishop Show, Russell Howard’s Good News and Live from the BBC, and is a dedicated campaigner about mental health issues in Australia.

Felicity Ward: 50% More Likely to Die is on at CCA Theatre, Glasgow from 8–10pm on Monday 10 October for World Mental Health Day.

Tickets are now on sale from the CCA box office. Call on 0141 352 4900 or buy online at www.cca-glasgow.com.