20:00, Sun 28th February 2016 at ADC Theatre (Bar)
Lent Week 7
‘Girl, Interrupted’, chronicles Susanna Kaysen’s stay in a mental hospital in 1967 after an attempted suicide.
18 year old Susanna was put in a taxi and sent to hospital to be treated for depression. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for you women, in the psychiatric ward renowned for its famous clientele, including the distinguished poet and author Sylvia Plath.
This is a new adaptation of ‘Girl, Interrupted’, written for the stage by Rosie Brown. Susanna’s story is explored in new and exciting ways, set to music composed specifically for this original production.
Mental health, gender, sexuality and non-conformity are examined in this predominantly female production, for the most part through the eyes of Susanna.