23:00, Wed 20th – Sat 23rd October 2010 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 2
‘I would rather have lost my legs, pulled out my teeth, gouged out my eyes, than lost my love.’
4.48 Psychosis, the final and most experimental play from controversial writer Sarah Kane, takes a look at love through the eyes of someone suffering from depression. At times more like poetry than play-text, events and thoughts are brought together to form a painfully honest tale of the darker side of desire, peppered with even darker humour. Disordered snapshots offer an intimate glance into the experience of fear, desperation and relentless hope caused by unrequited love, in a rare naturalistic interpretation of the play. This production explores the feeling that it might be worse to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, in this most dark, beautiful and unconventional of love stories.
‘You don’t need a friend you need a doctor.’
‘You are so wrong.’