The Divided Laing
Drama

Arcola

The Divided Laing

17 Nov 2015 - 12 Dec 2015

£19.00 - £19.00

Pro reviewers rating
5 reviews

3.2 out of 5.0
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0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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Some people are lucky: they get through life thinking the ground beneath them is solid...

Laing’s radical ideals are in crisis. Kingsley Hall has fallen into disrepair, local residents are up in arms, and Ronnie's South African colleague, revolutionary wild man David Cooper, is flipping out on the roof having taken an acid trip to the future.

With his own personal life going down the pan and his mental state heading the same way, Ronnie decides to take his own trip to the future to save the Philadelphia Association and secure his legacy. But will this push him over the edge and can he make it back before Sean Connery comes for dinner?

The world premiere of a new play about radical psychiatrist RD Laing

Arcola [Fringe,Off West End]

“Cox's compelling performance has a comically hangdog note... A tense, blackly comic portrait of a community. ”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“Cox is a convincing Laing, he has a sardonic warmth, an exhausted vulnerability and is as troubled as many of his patients. ”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“An imaginative celebration of 1960s anti-psychiatry guru RD Laing that is both fun and thought-provoking. ”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“The play captures the endless contradictions within Laing himself... Cox captures all of Laing’s complex charisma. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Marmion treats Laing’s quixotic ideas sympathetically while crucially avoiding hagiography... Plenty of thought-provoking fun. ”

Claire Allfree (Telegraph)

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