4:48 Psychosis by Sara Kane
Sarah Kane’s final play is a raw and sincere landscape of the psychotic mind. It is a story about someone who desperately wanted to communicate, to be understood; to be seen a person and not as an illness. 4.48 Psychosis allows us to observe the struggle of the self to remain intact and its inevitable fall.
Recreating an internal visual depiction of the human mind in turmoil. A barren space, and a mind which is full of potentiality at the same time. Exploring the fragmentation of self, the losing of borders that the psychotic mind experiences, the performance asks the audience to enter a subterranean labyrinth and encounter the complexity of the human memory, imagination and perception in all of its terror and beauty.
We have created a world open to its audience, a theatre of deconstruction which invites you to enter a region of the mind most of us would hope never to see. Enter our labyrinth.
“The production was first performed from the 7th-9th July 2015 at the Crypt Gallery, London”
A site-specific promenade performance lasting approximately 50 minutes.
What the Critics said:
“There is no benchmark I can offer, no relevant experience to relate it to, but in terms of pure stagecraft it is an excellent envisioning of a very difficult play, and an experience worth undertaking, even if only because it is different from anything else out there.”
- A Younger Theatre
“I don’t think the written word is enough to convey the power of being in the crypt with the play going on around you.”
“An incredibly powerful production which rises to Kane’s challenge”
Cast: Alisha Iyer, Miranda Teed, Cora Burridge, Helena Gadelha, Clemence Roberts, Ioli Filippakopoulou, Indre Kaftaniukaite, Depi Gorgogianni
The creative team:
Emily Louizou (Director)
Lily Hassioti (Designer)
Ileana Arnaoutou (Designer)
Avra Alevropoulou (Designer)
David Denyer (Music composer)
Nicole Cyrier (Assistant producer)
Dates : 7th -10th October 2016
Location : Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston Road