Well it has been a few weeks since my last blog. Things seem to have stabilised a lot and I…
Talks, Theatre and Appearances
Ways to hear the story of Captain Krankypants
A two-hour event which includes a 20-minute intermission where audiences can absorb the first half description of symptoms and effects experienced before hearing how each of them was addressed in the second half.Read More
Key Note Talk
A trimmed and focussed version of the two-hour show delivered in one continuous talk between 45 and 60 minutes. Generally, there is no question and answer session but can be included if need be.Read More
Getting Better - The Play
A one hour, one-person play that demonstrates the development of the symptoms and follows the rebuilding of his life after a massive breakdown. This play was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019.Read More
Welcome to one of the most personal and self-confronting websites I have ever built. While we all mostly live a life of relative normality doing what society expects from us – many of us have a different life that exists deep within. I knew I was always a little different to how I perceived others; I knew that what I let people see on the outside was not what was really going on inside. Recently I have learned that I am not alone in this – many, many other people are the same but also keep the inner ‘them’ hidden. This may be because of the need to be seen as strong, reliable, mature, sensible, a provider, a lover, a parent… many external influences so our true selves and talents are restrained and locked away deep inside. This is my story of the road to bringing out the real me, the rediscovery of self, the rebirth of the true being that is me. You are welcome to join me on the journey and to contribute to the discussions (either here or on the Facebook page) all I ask of you is respect for all contributors, to listen and maybe learn a little for yourself. Those of you who have known me for years can expect some or that dry, wicked humour to appear, after all that is me, but you may also be surprised at some of the revelations as I open up and show what was really happening inside when I was being that funny and entertaining guy in public.
Thoughts of Captain Krankypants
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What the audiences think of Captain Krankypants
Mark Dewar - Show Organiser
Getting so much positive response to what you're doing.
Tony Duheaume - Journalist
Well done Trace. Brilliantly presented your fight back against PTSD is inspiring. Best of luck for future talks.
Was so amazing to hear that it’s not just me who feels this way.
David Fox – Magician
Thank you again for a moving and inspiring presentation Trace. Very fortunate to have met you.
I enjoyed listening to your story the most and it was ace listening to you speak about how it affects you and how you do things. Was really eye opening and interesting and would be brill to hear more.
Wow I can’t believe how much I resonate with what you have written thank you for being able to write down this in such a way that I never could you really are so good with words x
Anonymous – HM Prison Service
I’ve been holding off on the feedback till I’d seen all the boys. Well mind blowing! One man is resident on our therapeutic unit. He’s very shy and not a huge talker. In all the years I’ve worked with him it’s only now we have a relaxed conversation. He told me today he’s been talking in his group therapy about his PTSD journey. He said it’s very hard but he’s taken the first step! You’ve pulled him back from that mountain. No more words needed #winning ! Such an inspiration, never stop talking!
Paul Keenan – Performance Artist and Promoter
Halton has many sufferers of PTSD, depression and anxiety to name just a few conditions. Trace Dann aka Captain Krankypants has suffered and his mission is to help others, even coming all the way from Australia to help UK sufferers. His uplifting and emotional Last Tuesday a Halton audience enjoyed, and were encouraged, by his no holds barred approach. He had people laughing and crying but he delivered something that a lot of experts struggle to give – Hope. He can do this because he has been there, he has fought the battle and is still fighting but now overpowering the incessant evil of Mental health problems. Runcorn and Widnes now have hope. Many thanks Captain, come back soon.