Second in the ADC Theatre's exciting program in Cambridge this Autumn is the engaging and emotional Psychosis.
4.48 PSYCHOSIS BY SARAH KANE
4.48 Psychosis, the infamous play known to some as a ’75-minute suicide note’ comes to the ADC Theatre in October, making for one of the most contemporary offerings in Cambridge theatre this season.
Sarah Kane made her name with shocking and controversial plays and this, her final work, is the most unconventional of them all, prompting The Times to say that ‘there’s nothing else like it in the language’. A decade after the original production and Kane’s well-documented suicide, 4.48 Psychosis still retains the power to shock and fascinate audiences.
While individual productions of this play always differ greatly, CUADC’s production takes a bolder approach than most, shunning the abstract and physical styles normally reserved for 4.48 Psychosis in favour of a rare naturalistic production where hospitals and bedrooms provide the setting for Kane’s unique, highly poetic writing.
Whilst offering a brutally truthful and grounded depiction of depression, the production will also explore the oft-overlooked theme of love and its role in the protagonists’ breakdown, making for a dark and complex love story. A vivid, honest and in-depth insight into depression from one of the icons of modern theatre, 4.48 Psychosis promises to be a standout production of the upcoming season.
Praise for 4.48 Psychosis:
‘A sombre, poetic meditation on suicide’ – The Guardian
‘The beauty and rawness…remains as striking as ever’ – Time Out
20-23 October 2010, 11.00pm
Further information and ticket details can be found at the ADC Theatre website.
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