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.
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- RUNNING TIMEApprox. 1hr 30mins
- AGE RECOMMENDATION14+
- TICKETSFrom £12 (limited availability)
- VENUEFactory Theatre
7.30pm / Matinee Sat 2pm
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BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
Fri 02 November 7.30pm
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.
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.