The Show Must Go On: Special Event Screening

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 06:30 pm — Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 09:00 pm

Promotional image for The Show Must Go On screening event

Festival X and the City Of Newcastle Drama Association present a special event screening of THE SHOW MUST GO ON, a film by Ben Steel.

A film to tell the story of the mental health of the 42,000 people working in the Australian entertainment industry. The film follows former Home & Away actor and debut documentary filmmaker Ben Steel on  soul-searching investigation into why are there so many entertainment workers developing and struggling with mental well-being issues.

Ben shares his intimate experiences living with depression and anxiety for the past few years, and along the way we are witness to his intimate conversations with key creatives and crew, actors, dancers, musicians, performers - many of them household names - who have likewise struggled and how they have survived.

While this film may not reach and save every life, we hope it wil have enough impact to at least save one, and that it will spark much needed conversations about mental health.

For more information and to see the trailer go to

This event is FREE but to register go here.