4:48 Psychosis at Barons Court Theatre, The Curtain's Up


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'4:48 Psychosis' explores the effects of clinical depression on the individual. It is a disorder from which Kane herself suffered. The play is an excruciating examination of the condition, perhaps giving the audience a unique insight into Kane's personal struggles with the illness. Discussion of suicide is a recurring theme as is the desires of the depressed mind, the effects and effectiveness of taking medication to treat depression, self-harm, isolation, dependency, relationships and love. Only recently our Prime Minister, Teresa May, pledged to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health and "transform attitudes." In 2016 it was revealed that suicide, directly linked to mental health issues, is the biggest cause of death in men under the age of 45. Therefore, almost 20 years after the play was written, we present a thought provoking and timely revival - a re-examination of the struggles still facing many people in our society. Due to the nature of the piece, this production is not recommended for those under 15 years of age.

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Barons Court Theatre

Curtains Up Pub
28a Comeragh Road
W14 9HR
+44 (0)20 8932 4747

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