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4.48 Psychosis

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About the Show Less...

Sarah Kane’s brutal and poetic exploration of a mind preparing to shut itself down. Read More >

4.48 Psychosis is Sarah Kane’s brutal and poetic exploration of a mind preparing to shut itself down. Spiked with gallows humour, Kane’s fifth and final play charts the journey of a mind and body from darkness into light, from pain into love, from life into death.

This new production of 4.48 Psychosis is directed by Christian Beneditti, the Artistic Director of Théâtre-Studio Alfortville. Benedetti has created pioneering work with some of the most challenging and exceptional contemporary playwrights including Edward Bond and Kane.

Anamaria Marinca, who performs 4.48 Psychosis, won a BAFTA for her performance in the Channel 4 film Sex Traffic. She also played the lead role in Cristian Mungiu’s film 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

For more about 4:48 Psychosis at the Young Vic, read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 21/07/2009

Opening Night: 23/07/2009

Closing Night: 08/08/2009

Running time: 1h10

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Cast & Creative


Anamaria Marinca


Director - Christian Beneditti

Producer - Young Vic

Author - Sarah Kane

About Young Vic

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