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4.48 Psychosis

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About the Show Less...

A Polish version of Sarah Kane's uncompromising prose poem. Read More >

The central character in Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Pyschosis is a woman in the throes of a terrifying psychological ordeal. Throughout the play she confronts a series of figures who try to reason with her: a close friend, a male doctor, another patient, a female lover, until she ends up attacking her own psyche.

Through anger, grief and despair we witness an intense performance in this heroic struggle for life.

Performed in Polish with English subtitles, 4.48 Pyschosis is suitable for theatregoers agd 16 and older.

4.48 Pyschosis is presented as part of Polska Year.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 23/03/2010

Closing Night: 27/03/2010

Running time: 1h

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Cast & Creative


Magdalena Cieleka, Katarzyna Herman, Mariusz Benoit, Rafal Mackowiak, Janusz Chabior, Teresa Owczynnikow


Director - Grzegorz Jarzyna

Designer - Malgorzata Szczesniak

Lighting Designer - Felice Ross

Author - Sarah Kane

Music By - Piotr Dominski, Pawel Mykietyn, Grzegorz Jarzyna

About Barbican Theatre

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

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