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The eradication of schizophrenia in Western Lapland

Haynes, J and Woods, D 2014, The eradication of schizophrenia in Western Lapland [Performance].
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Authors:Haynes, J and Woods, D
Abstract:The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is informed by a treatment for psychosis that has seen amazing results in Western Lapland. Ridiculusmus travelled to the region to study this radical new therapy as the starting point of their own creative journey. “There’s something electrifying, yet oddly reassuring about this experience. A startling piece of work that challenges how you listen and fathom what you hear” The Guardian The audience is divided in two while two sections of the play run concurrently on either side of a wall. It is only in Act 2, when the audiences switch sides, that the full story is revealed. This innovative staging offers visitors a unique and three-dimensional insight into what it is to be psychotic. “To me, the very confusion and disjointedness of the play was part of its strength, and I found it strangely uplifting”. Anne Cooke, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Principal Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, writing in the British Journal of General Practice “The latest transmission from Ridiculusmus is in, and it’s as tense and audacious as it is vital. Extremely funny and often heartbreaking… both seriously thought provoking and seriously funny theatre, it sees Ridiculusmus (remaining) at the very top of their game” Exeunt The show has been performed on various continents in venues that range from art houses to village halls, black box theatres to mental health festivals. It was developed with support from The Wellcome Trust in collaboration with leading scientists and Finnish health professionals. “It is an open door to understanding, which is the first step to removing the stigma around the condition. This is Ridiculusmus’s stated aim, and they are very successful” Everything Theatre.
Contributors:Talbot, Richard (Actor) and Talbot, Richard (Artist)
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Item Type:Performance
Schools:Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Funders:Wellcome Trust 2013, Wellcome Trust 2014, Arts Council England - National Portfolio Project
Event Title:Touring
Event Location:Battersea Arts Centre, London;The Albany, London;The Lowry as part of Sick! Festival, Manchester;Northwall, Oxford;Shoreditch Town Hall, London;Stephen Joseph Theatre , Scarborough;The Poly, Falmouth;Village Hall, Grampound;Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival
Event Dates:July 2014-March 2015
Projects:The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland - Research and Development for a new play to tour in 2014., Touring of The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland and research for a new production.
ID Code:37291
Depositing User: RJ Talbot
Deposited On:15 Dec 2015 12:11
Last Modified:15 Dec 2015 12:11
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