Performances at Latitude Festival 2017

HEARING THINGS BY PHILIP OSMENT

Funny and engaging, ‘Hearing Things’ draws together the stories of those receiving and providing mental health care and opens the door on a closed world.

Nicholas is a psychiatrist battling with the demands of his work. When an ‘SUI’ (serious untoward incident) occurs to one of Nicholas’ patients, his life is turned upside down.

Playing ON produces theatre to transform the lives of disenfranchised people. For the past five years, they have been collaborating with psychiatrists, staff and patients, pulling together their stories to develop an urgent new show. ‘Hearing Things’ is the result of this work.

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Jim Pope interviewed on Disability Arts Online about Playing On’s new experimental theatre piece about mental health, Hearing Things

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Playing On’s Production of HEARING THINGS to be shown at the Wellcome Collection as part of BEDLAM:THE ASYLUM AND BEYOND

Thursday 20 October 2016
15:00-16:15
19:00-20:15
Friday 21 October 2016
15:00-16:15

These performances are sold out.  For information about further performances of the play in February 2017 contact jim@playingon.org.uk

Playing On theatre company present a moving and provocative drama that opens a window to the closed world of psychiatry. ‘Hearing Things’, by Philip Osment, explores the blurred lines between perceptions of mental illness in society and the many different realities.

For the past five years, Playing On have been collaborating with psychiatrists, other staff and patients, drawing together the stories of those receiving and providing mental health care. ‘Hearing Things’ is the result of that process.

Playing On make quality theatre with communities whose voices are seldom heard. They work in a variety of settings, generating theatre from improvisations inspired by real-life experiences.

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available here from 11.00 on Friday 30 September.

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