Ridiculusmus
Give Me Your Love

 

 

 

Our new show is touring the UK throughout 2017.

It is about MDMA assisted therapy for Post Traumatic Stress.

“It’s Ridiculusmus at their best”, The Stage.

Welcome to the world of war veteran Zach. As the last man standing, Zach 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 Port Talbot. His wife whispers, kindly, that it’s safe to come out. But is it a trap? For if the real enemy is Zach himself then who will win if he loses?

Give Me Your Love is the second instalment of Ridiculusmus’s three-pronged investigation into innovative approaches to mental health. Informed by the latest scientific research, it explores the healing potential in altered states of consciousness.

The show premiered at Arts House, Melbourne in November 2015 and packed out a three-week run at Battersea Arts Centre  It is about to tour the UK supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award.

Here is a clip from the post show discussion, Stress, Distress and Disorder at Battersea Arts Centre on 20th January.

Click this link for a Radio National Australia interview with David and Australian army veteran Steve MacDonald about the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress with MDMA.

To download the Give Me Your Love press release click here.

To read some things that may have contributed to the making of Give Me Your Love click here.

To read an insightful press review from Theatre People, Australia click here.

Four star review in The Stage: “Ridiculusmus at their best”

Observer review: “Haynes and Woods play nimbly with delusion”

Give Me Your Love was commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and Arts House, Melbourne. It has been supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England; the Wellcome Trust; Royal Victoria Hall Foundation; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts; Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University and the City of Melbourne through Arts House and its Culture Lab programme.

MAY
3          North Wall, Oxford
4-5      Albany Theatre, London
9-13    Exeter Bike Shed
14        Merlin, Frome
17        Aldershot Arts Centre
20       Jersey Arts Centre

AUGUST

15-20, 22-27     Summerhall, Edinburgh

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All photographs by Sarah Walker