Next to Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse addressing issues of bipolar disorder, loss and ethics in modern psychiatry through an energetic rock score. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane. Act Up Theatre is no stranger to the Fringe with multiple five-star reviews including This is how to do it! The direction is excellent, the acting is excellent, the singing is excellent... Absolutely superb ***** (One4Review.co.uk).