28th February – 4th March 2017 | 7.45pm
Sarah Kane’s exploration of psychosis is a fragmented tirade of frustration, fear and resignation. Kane’s last play, it’s an example of In Yer Face Theatre that has no defined characters or setting, little discernible plot and context. Yet, as a play it functions as a production centred around experience. Challenging, cerebral and uncompromising, 4.48 Psychosis is a very personal insight into the deterioration of someone’s mental health. The play has divided audiences, though arguably the rationale in interpreting this play is clear – challenge perception, take the perceived taboo of mental instability and examine it intricately. This play challenges actors and audiences alike in ways that few others can do.
Jesse James Lamb
Louise Anne Porter
Directed by Richard Dawes
24th – 28th January 2017 | 7.45pm | The Old Court Theatre
A show where matters of the heart and matters of the closet are intrinsically linked, Love, Loss and What I Wore isn’t just about the fabric that covers us on a daily basis (and stops us breaking the law by being naked in public). It’s about how an item of clothing can change our day – or even our lives.
This intimate collection of stories by superstar sisters Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Heartburn) and Delia Ephron (You’ve Got Mail, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman.
If you’ve ever lusted after Madonna’s corset or despaired over the bottomless pit that is your handbag, this showcase of stories will strike a chord.
Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, everyone can identify with clothes and their power to change our minds and moods. From the safety of wearing black and the horror of a first bra, to a lost shirt as a metaphor for a relationship.
And while the stories are experiences written by or about women, this isn’t a play only for women. After all, what man can’t say he hasn’t owned a very special pair of shoes or lucky pants?
Love, Loss And What I Wore runs from Tuesday to Saturday this week at the Old Court Theatre at 7.45pm. Anyone interested in hearing more about the play is welcome to join us for our TalkBack, which takes place straight after the performance on Thursday 26th January.