Thought provoking and evocative, 4:48 Psychosis was written by Sarah Kane in 1999. Just days after finishing writing, Kane took her own life, leaving behind the script and a note that said - “Do with it what you will - just remember that writing it killed me!"
But, is it theatre? Or is it simply a 60 minute suicide note? These are the questions that have been asked over and over since the controversial playwright exited the stage.
4:48 Psychosis shows a fusion of voices laying their souls bare, shedding light and hope onto the darkest crevices of the mind. It is both beautifully poetic and deeply harrowing when performed, delving into the depths of an afflicted mind that is angry with the world and cannot find the means to carry on.
Brought alive with dance and music you can expect to leave the theatre having experienced a heart-wrenchingly honest performance that explores mental illness, loneliness, hope and love - a deeply personal insight into the fragmented subconscious of a young woman in severe mental turmoil, showing a region of the mind that most of us hope never to visit, but many people cannot escape from.
*Content Warnings: Contains adult themes including self-harm, suicide, mental health and death; frequent coarse language, sexual references, drug references, staged violence and strobe lighting.
|Theatre/Venue Name||The MC Showroom|
|Venue address||L1/48 Clifton St, Prahran VIC 3181|
|All performance dates and start times|
Tuesday 25 January, 9pm
Wednesday 26 January, 9pm
Thursday 27 January, 9pm
Friday 28 January, 9pm
Saturday 29 January, 9pm
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Director – Rosemary Ochtman
Assistant Director – Dahnley Crossie
Graphic Designer – Misty Lee
Composers – Lachlan Fardy & Ben Mackerass
Shows in January 2022
||Show Category||Opening Night Date|
|4.48 Psychosis||Independent||The MC Showroom||Play||25/01/2022||More Info|
|The Gondoliers||Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria||Corinella Public Hall||Musical||29/01/2022||More Info|
|Walk With Us: Untold Castlemaine||Castlemaine Theatre Co||Leaves from The Market Building||Play||21/01/2022||More Info|
|Shrek The Musical||Holiday Actors||Lighthouse Theatre||Musical||08/01/2022||More Info|
|Summer Of The Aliens||Geelong Repertory Theatre Company||Woodbin Theatre||Play||08/01/2022||More Info|
|Cats||Bendigo Theatre Company||Girton Black Box||Musical||16/01/2022||More Info|
|Hypnosis||Peridot Theatre||The Unicorn Theatre||Play||28/01/2022||More Info|
|Alice in Wanderland||Fab Nobs Theatre Inc||The Basin Triangle||Musical||07/01/2022||More Info|
|The Wind In The Willows||Leongatha Lyric Theatre||Mossvale Park||Musical||21/01/2022||More Info|
|The Importance of Being Earnest||Warragul Theatre Company||West Gippsland Arts Centre||Play||13/01/2022||More Info|