Extreme Withdrawal Is Manifest

Fri 9th – Sun 18th Aug 2013


“Soundbite to be specified”





Scrunchie Theatre Company


‘Some patients experience hallucinations, often of voices ridiculing them and may have delusions that they have been responsible for a horrific catastrophe’. How can we understand the intricacies of a clinically unstable mind, when we ourselves are volatile and unbalanced?’

This intense play follows the traumatic experiences of a mother left drowning in the wake of her daughter's disappearance. The gripping narrative hurtles the audience through the devastating events leading up to her disappearance, portraying the struggles endured by the pair as they fight against the daughter's mental instability. As the tension builds, the characters and the audience become desperate to understand what’s occurring before them. The play is a stark portrait of mental instability where reality crashes with imagination. Fresh truths are revealed about the destructive and chaotic complexities of the human mind.

An original and innovative play devised and performed by this exciting, new duo. This gripping performance encompasses an unusual use of multi-role and multi-media to create a thrilling and fast-paced drama.

Admission: Free

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