Give Me Your LoveMayfest 2018
A funny, fragile and profound fable based on ground breaking medical research and real-life war testimonies.
Ex-soldier and budding rock star Zach has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Ieuan arrives offering recovery – in the form of a capsule containing 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine, with which he claims to have successfully treated his own post-traumatic stress.
Parachuted into their recently fractured pasts, Zach and Ieuan swing between dreamboat heroism and woozy enlightenment, via a head-warping exchange on patriotism, conflict and supermarket shopping that will tickle, move and appal you in equal measure.
Ridiculusmus Mental Health Trilogy: Dialogue as the Embodiment of Love
Since 2014 Ridiculusmus have been forging a reputation for transforming complex mental health issues into warm, witty and accessible performance. Engaging with some of our last taboos, this deeply human trilogy depicts the collision between psychiatry, psychology and the pharmaceutical industry, exploring the healing potential of altered states of consciousness. A clarion call for social inclusion.
You can book tickets for individual Ridiculusmus shows, or if you are feeling adventurous, you could book to experience the whole trilogy in one day (Sat 19 May).
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A cross between a Beckett play and a Monty Python sketch
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Ridiculusmus at their best in a funny, moving two-hander
Ridiculusmus has been producing seriously funny theatre for over 20 years. The company is led by co-artistic directors David Woods and Jon Haynes, who write, direct and perform. Ridiculusmus’ origins are in the shadowlands of theatre and comedy, beginning as a rabble of graduates from the Poor School in London, adapting comic novels for the London fringe, and evolving over the last quarter century into a robust double act. Driving and leading as author-actors, David and Jon have established Ridiculusmus as a flagship UK theatre company touring nationally and internationally with works passionately wrought from minimal resources, and with an oxymoronic aim: to be both serious and funny. Ridiculusmus were last at Mayfest in 2013 with Total Football, and also appeared with Tough Time Nice Time in Mayfest 2008 at Tobacco Factory Theatres.
- Venue: Tobacco Factory Theatres