7.30PM (60 MINS)
£12 (£10 CONC)
Theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus are back with a funny, fragile and profound fable based on groundbreaking medical research and real-life war testimonies.
Ex-soldier and budding rock star Zach has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Ieuan arrives offering recovery – in the form of a capsule containing 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine with which he claims to have successfully treated his own post-traumatic stress.
Parachuted into their recently fractured pasts, Zach and Ieuan swing between dreamboat heroism and woozy enlightenment via a head warping exchange on patriotism, conflict and supermarket shopping that will tickle, move and appal you in equal measure.
“It’s Ridiculusmus at their best, with their signature blend of silliness and seriousness.” The Stage
“You have to admire the dedication of Woods and Haynes, who are also the writers and directors, in acting with legs, hands and voice alone. Sharp points are made through comedy…” The Guardian
“An eerie, gently trippy exploration of drugs and mental health.” Time Out
The performance on Friday 10th March is BSL interpreted.
Post-show discussion exploring the controversial possibilities of MDMA as a therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Dr. Ben Sessa will follow the performance on Friday 10th March.
Written, Directed & Performed by: David Woods & Jon Haynes
Set Design and Construction: Jacob Williams
Sound Design: Marco Cher-Gibard
Lighting Design: Richard Vabre
Biomedical Consultant: Dr. Ben Sessa