London, 1970. Experimental psychiatrist R.D. Laing is facing eviction from his pioneering asylum in the East End’s Kingsley Hall. Local residents are up in arms – and To make matters worse, Ronnie’s revolutionary colleague David Cooper is flipping out on the roof . .
With his personal life going down the pan and his mental state heading the same way, Ronnie takes an acid trip to the future. His mission is to save his therapeutic collective The Philadelphia Association, and secure his professional legacy. Will it be a one-way ticket to madness – or can breakdown sometimes mean breakthrough?
For my first production at one of my favourite venues, the Arcola Theatre, the play’s shifting perspectives on reality became a great playing field for the sound to turn the madness up a notch.
Director: Michael Kingsbury
Design: Nicolai Hart-Hansen
Lighting: Neill Brinkworth
Sound Design: Lex Kosanke
Play by Patrick Marmion