In July 2017, we presented Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis at Barons Court Theatre. The production enjoyed a sell-out run and achieved widespread appreciation from its audiences. We also attracted a 5 star review, which can be viewed below.
4:48 Psychosis is a challenging piece which explores the effects of clinical depression on the individual. It is a disorder from which Kane herself suffered. The play is an excruciating examination of the condition, perhaps giving the audience a unique insight into Kane’s personal struggles with the illness. Discussion of suicide is a recurring theme as is the desires of the depressed mind, the effects and effectiveness of taking medication to treat depression, self-harm, isolation, dependency, relationships and love.
Almost 20 years after the play was written, our aim was to present a thought provoking and timely revival – a re-examination of the struggles still facing many people in our society.
by Sarah Kane
We were proud to support PAPYRUS, a fantastic charity dedicated to saving lives by helping to prevent suicide in young people, by donating proceeds from programme sales to the cause. More information about PAPYRUS can be found on their website at: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/.
"Magnificent - seven actors bring poetic beauty to a deeply challenging subject"
Kate Pettigrew for London Pub Theatres - Full review can be read at: http://bit.ly/2t0SZBE
'Overwhelmed by Angel Theatre Company's performance of 4:48 Psychosis. Such an honest, compelling performance.'
'Stunning work from Angel Theatre Company tonight! You brought out the sincerity of 4:48 Psychosis with raw power and beauty.'
'In a word - AMAZING! Inspiring to see brilliant theatre shining light on mental health. Bravo!'
'Very delicate subject matter, performed beautifully!'
(Jake Leo Brown)
'An incredibly thought provoking performance! Raising awareness and breaking the stigma.'
'4:48 Psychosis was incredible! I know the play but it was like watching it for the first time! '
'Thank you for being brave enough to perform 4:48 Psychosis. Will never look at mental illness the same again.'
'Should be taken on tour, brilliant direction.'
'John Patterson has directed a stellar performance on an often forgotten topic.'
'Thought-provoking, primal and raw theatre from John Patterson and Angel Theatre Company.'
'Brilliantly executed by a fab cast.'
'Blown away! Such a powerful and thought provoking text. Amazingly directed & acting was incredible.'
'4:48 Psychosis was beautifully done. Angel Theatre Company - the company that never stops giving. Incredible cast and director.'
'A very emotive performance this evening supporting new talent watching John Patterson's powerful
directorial vision of 4:48 Psychosis!'
'A challenging piece performed brilliantly!'
'What a brave and bold piece of theatre! 4:48 Psychosis at Barons Court Theatre is exactly the kind of theatre we need to see.'
'Lucky enough to see the opening night: a truly affecting production of Kane's text. Some very strong performances!'
'Drowning in a sea of voices of angels & demons. Congratulations to all the ladies & John Patterson for such thought provoking art.'
(Anna Marie Burslem)
'Such a brilliant important piece of art. Well done to all involved!'