The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is a dual family drama about recovery from schizophrenia.
It simultaneously stages the first psychotic episodes of a mother and son as they navigate stress and change with fantastical results involving Finnish Folk, Margaret Drabble, Adolf Hitler and the knitted cover for a toilet roll.
Their two interconnected stories are performed to separate but adjoining auditoria in the same theatre space, audible but unseen to each other. At half time they switch seats and the action is replayed, mapping a pathway to recovery through dialogical understanding of their situation.
- RUNNING TIME1hr
- TICKETSFull £15 / Concession £11
13+ (includes themes of mental illness and contains strong language)
Sat 19 May 3pm
VENUE THE SOUTHVILLE CENTRE
Beauley Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1QG
Venue website: bs3community.org.uk
Trilogy Special Offer – See all three shows in the Ridiculusmus Trilogy on Sat 19 May for Full £30 / Concession £21 (Give Me Your Love 12noon (NB – at Tobacco Factory Theatres) / Eradication 3pm / Complicated Grief 8pm (NB – at Tobacco Factory Theatres)). Only available over the phone or in person at the Tobacco Factory Theatres Box Office. Book in advance, limited availability.
Sat 19 May 5.30pm-7pm, Tobacco Factory Theatres
Stresses distresses and disorders – A panel talk reflecting on the provocations of Ridiculusmus’s three plays on contemporary mental health issues and approaches, with representatives from the health and pharmaceutical sector.