Psychodrama

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Information

Time: 8pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £18)

Running Time: 75 mins

Age Guidance: 18+

This event takes place in person in our Members Bar.

‘I think of a child’s mind as a blank book’  Walt Disney

Racing across the savage inner-landscape of the human mind, two unlikely (anti)heroes pursue a nightmare vision of freedom through spiraling episodes of intense sensuality and phantasmagoric violence. 

Created and performed by UK/Spanish experimental theatre group Sleepwalk Collective and writer, performer and musician Christopher Brett Bailey – Psychodrama is a gooey, drippy dream of a show, a pop-cultural exorcism, a runaway train riding a burnt synapse through the centre of your skull.

A celebration of the corrosive power of storytelling that asks who are all those voices inside your head? and how did they get there? and if you could silence those voices… would you?

‘Few theatre-makers capture the vertiginous thrill and terror of contemporary existence as captivatingly as Sleepwalk Collective’ The Guardian (on Sleepwalk Collective’s Kourtney Kardashian)

‘What a f**king genius’ Smiths Magazine (on Christopher Brett Bailey’s This is How We Die)

 

Commissioned by Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque, Theatre in the Mill, Cambridge Junction, and Battersea Arts Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

 

This performance is Pay What You Can.

The Pay What You Can Scheme removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible by those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended price. Thank you for supporting us and the community by continuing to book with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

CREDITS

Written & Created by Sleepwalk Collective & Christopher Brett Bailey 

Performed by iara Solano Arana & Christopher Brett Bailey with the voice of Nhung Dang 

Music & Sound Design: Christopher Brett Bailey & Sammy Metcalfe 

Stage Design: iara Solano Arana 

Lights: Sammy Metcalfe 

Wigs: Katie Du’Mont 

Costumes: Paola de Diego 

Produced: Beckie Darlington 

ACCESS

PRE EVENT INFORMATION

This event takes place in person in our Members Bar. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access available via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit. If you would like to read about our current COVID safety measures in place, you can find out more about what to expect here.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT/COMPANION TICKETS

If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by emailingaccess@bac.org.uk. 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Captioned performance: 8 Apr, 7.30pm
Find out more about our captioned performances.

Socially distanced performance: 29 Mar, 7.30pm

Content

  • Haze 
  • Moments of complete darkness 
  • Loud or sudden music/sounds
  • The show will encourage you to imagine a lot of sex and violence. The way the sex and violence is described as very over the top and it doesn’t sound real. There is one short moment of comically simulated sex.

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

PRE-SHOW INFORMATION

AUDIO INTRODUCTION: Psychodrama

 

AUDIO INTRODUCTION (WORD DOC)

AUDIO INTRODUCTION (PDF)

TRANSLATION OF CZECH TEXTS

VISIT OUR ACCESS PAGE  

WE’RE GOOD TO GO

We have been recognised by the National Tourist Associations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, that we are operating within the COVID-19 Industry Standard.
The entrance to our scratch bar. A couple wearing face masks are listening to instruction from a duty manager wearing a visor reading from a clipboard. To the left of them is a sign propped against the side of the bar entitled 'Health Declarations'.

FACE MASKS

We encourage all audience members to wear a mask whilst sat in performance spaces and when moving around our building (unless you’re exempt).

SOCIALLY DISTANCED PERFORMANCES

We have a limited number of socially distanced performances for most shows, so you can choose when you feel most comfortable attending.
Image: When It Breaks It Burns. A group of young people dancing under multi-coloured lights. Photo by JMA Photography.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Our COVID booking policy means that it’s easy to exchange your tickets if you are unable to attend.

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