Following a premiere in Melbourne in November 2015, and fresh from a three-week run at Battersea Arts Centre, we are delighted to welcome Ridiculusmus (“one of our most refreshingly provocative theatre companies” - Time Out) to The Lyric. They will be using the space to work in for a few days and present a very special preview of this their new show about Post Traumatic Stress and the therapeutic effects of MDMA.
Welcome to the world of war veteran Zach. As the last man standing he has retreated into a tiny dugout under a barrage of hostile fire. His enemies are cunning, using every trick in the book to mess with his mind. Even the landscape is weird: it’s a cardboard box, in Zach’s kitchen, in West Wales. His wife whispers, kindly, that it’s safe to come out. But is it a trap? For if the real enemy is Zach then who will win if he loses?
Zach's friend Ieuan claims to have successfully treated his own PTSD with psychedelic drugs. What follows soars into a psychoactive dream of delirium, trauma and supermarket shopping as the two men are parachuted into their fractured pasts; their symptoms expressing the pathologies of a disturbed world.
Informed by the latest scientific research into the use of MDMA (ecstasy) to treat post-traumatic stress,Give Me Your Love explores the healing potential of altered states of consciousness.
Recommended for ages 14+
Tickets are £12, available from Bridport Arts Centre: 01308 424204 / www.bridport-arts.com and Box Office Coffee. Doors & bar open 7:30pm.
Ridiculusmus is a multi-award winning theatre company that has been producing seriously funny theatre for over 20 years. The company’s co-artistic directors, David Woods and Jon Haynes, have established the company as a flagship UK performance group touring nationally and internationally with works passionately wrought from minimal resources that achieve the oxymoronic aim of being both serious and funny.
“I swear, you’ll have never seen anything quite like it” The Independent
“A cross between a Beckett play and a Monty Python sketch” **** The Sydney Morning Herald