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TRAPS OF THE MIND – a performance with staff and patients at the Maudsley Hospital

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ITV Report on Playing ON’s work at the Maudsley click here>

In 2014 the company completed a 6 week residency at the Maudsley Hospital (SLAM) culminating in a performance on the ward and a public performance at the Maudsley Learning Centre (ORTUS)

Funded by the Maudsley Charity

Dr Dele Olajide, Consultant Psychiatrist at SLaM, said: “Psychotic patients seem able to focus on “normal emotions” and are capable of existential preoccupations when not being interrogated by professionals about their psychotic symptoms. Art and culture are perfect vehicles for achieving states of normality even while patients may be psychotically ill and hearing things.”

On June 26th 2014 there were scratch performances of HEARING THINGS with Playing ON actors and service users as part of the Anxiety Festival at the Albany in Deptford