Ridiculusmus: The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland
Monday 17 March 2014
- Monday 17 March 2014
Venue: Robert Powell Theatre, Allerton Building, University of Salford, M6 6PU
Event Type: Arts; Music; Open Days/Student Events
Performance and Q&A
By Jon Haynes and David Woods, in association with Sick! Festival, Brighton
“Mediterranean roasted vegetables. Finnish Folk and Margaret Drabble. Adolf Hitler and the knitted cover for a toilet roll. An audience split in two experiencing auditory hallucinations.”
The School of Arts & Media Comedy Lab presents the first in a planned trilogy of events from Ridiculusmus Theatre Company, focusing on mental health issues and their treatment. This new work is inspired by a treatment method for psychosis developed by Dr Jaakko Seikkula in Finland, which has virtually eradicated schizophrenia from Western
Lapland. It conjures up a comic nightmare of delusion while offering a hopeful world of polyphonic uncertainty, a world where dialogue can transform your life.
The text is syncopated and harmonised throughout with duets on words and phrases, cooking up a dizzying concoction of memory, delusion and reality that culminates in a unified third act of final set between the past and present – the crucial defining moment of the protagonist’s life.
“Brilliant, innovative and bonkers” The Times
“One of our most refreshingly provocative theatre companies” Time Out
Admission: £5 Full / £4 Concessions