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    About

    A world premiere from playwright Leo Butler, this darkly humorous new play illuminates the drugs debate that won’t go away and examines the freedom we have to make our own choices in life, and death.

    The drug laws in this country – the drug laws IN THE WORLD – all stem from this attitude that pleasure is a bad thing.

    In 2015, acclaimed British playwright Leo Butler accepted an invitation from former Government drugs tsar, Professor David Nutt, to be a guinea pig in the world’s first LSD medical trials since the 1960’s.

    Monty Python, Being John Malkovich, and Alice in Wonderland all resonate in this exhilarating and original comedy as we watch Leo jump down the rabbit-hole of a medical trial in search of enlightenment – and a good story. Along the way he meets an array of characters whose own stories in the history of LSD are hilariously and poignantly uncovered.


    DAC_Beachcroft_Secondary Short Logo_CMYK_blue no line is proud to support Tobacco Factory Theatres as it stages its May – Dec 18 season.

    • RUNNING TIMEApprox. 1hr 30mins
    • AGE RECOMMENDATION14+
    • TICKETSFrom £12 (limited availability)
    • VENUE

    7.30pm / Matinee Sat 2pm

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    BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
    Fri 02 November 7.30pm
    tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    POST SHOW TALK
    Thu 01 November

    Please join us after the performance on Thu 01 November for a free post show discussion with real-life neuropsychopharmacologists Professor David Nutt and Dr Tim Williams, who both feature as characters in the show. David and Robin’s continuing research at Imperial College, London is concerned with LSD’s therapeutic effects on the brain, and conditions such as dementia and depression.

    ARTIST WORKSHOP
    Fri 02 November 12-2.30pm
    Join Told by an Idiot Associate Artist and All You Need Is LSD cast member Annie Fitzmaurice for a whistlestop tour of how the show was made, including working through some practical exercises that were used in rehearsal. During this half-day workshop, you’ll also have the chance to explore the controversies and contradictions that the show plays with, with plenty of time for discussion. Find out more and book your place here.

     

    Reviews
    • "Theatre about as inventive, imaginative and fantastical as it gets"

      Time Out on Told by An Idiot
    • ****

      "Fast, furious, and very often, funny"

      Reviews Gate
    • ****

      "A historical, educational, thought-provoking play through deranged comedy and insane multi-part playing, with hallucinogenic elements".

      The Gay UK
    • ****

      “Playful genius"

      Behind The Arras
    • "A lot of fun"

      The Stage
    • “An inspired set and some good performances, there are moments that will make you laugh, and moments that are touching.”

      Stage Talk Magazine
    • "A trippy stream-of-consciousness flitting from place to place and character to character assisted by imaginative direction from Paul Hunter and Stephen Harper"

      The Reviewers Hub

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