With suicide statistics at an all time high, with over 9 deaths per day in Australia, comes a new music-theatre show that is full of honesty, joy and heart.  A depression comedy,  featuring the versatile acting skills of Dave Houston, live music and elements of clown and stand-up comedy.

STILL HERE by Dave & the Daves is a solo theatre show, (with musicians) that encompasses original songs, over a range of genres from rock, to psyche-folk, to punk, to hip-hop to a sweet lullaby. Dave is accompanied by musician, record producer and King Prawn, Christian Pyle from the Prawn and Spanner Studios in the Hinterland of Byron Bay.

The show gives a sideways wink to the world of theatre and unlike the Dr Suess poem, Too Many Daves, this show has just the right amount of Daves including:

  • Uncle David, the professional actor and show biz master, who can now only tour Seagulls and other Gold Coast clubs
  • Rave Dave King of Hip Hop
  • Work for the dole stage manager Davo
  • Dfa (D for Dave) the theatre technician
  • and storyteller Dave who shares personal stories of drama school, depression, medication, love, loss and life.

Dave Houston, himself with a lived experience of mental health challenges has been acting and writing songs since he was 17. He took his first solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has made 6 studio albums and created theatre works for schools and festivals, performing around the world. Dave Houston bio

You’ll struggle to find a more engaging theatrical solo performer at the Edinburgh Fringe than Dave Houston.- Edinburgh Evening News – Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Still Here – is raw, funny and deeply moving.’

This show takes you on a heartfelt journey, with laughs and tears but above all else great storytelling.


Full-On Theatre Presents

STILL HERE by Dave & the Daves


Thursday 16 March



Ticket Prices:

Adult $30

Conc $25

Organisations and Schools $15

Free entry for anyone named ‘Dave’- please contact the box office.


60 minutes plus Q&A

Includes a post- show Q&A with Dave and local mental health guests.

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