The Aberystwyth-founded theatre company, Run Amok, are bringing their adapted version of Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis to Wales this coming December and January. Directed by Aberystwyth Arts Centre Stage School Tutor Izzy Rabey, the play is set to explore mental health issues within a contemporary context, focusing on the 21st century issue of society’s relationship with social media.
Featuring Aberystwyth graduate Rhodri Brady as a one man show, the Run Amok Theatre Company will remould Kane’s controversial text into something that is both unique and current. The company are also keen to involve the local community and have been running workshops on the text and its thematic content in local secondary schools in both Welsh and English alongside inviting members of Mind charity to observe rehearsals.
In an attempt to further involve the local student population of Aberystwyth, Run Amok have employed talented teenage print artist Emily Dyble-Kitchin to design the show’s poster. If you have an interest in challenging theatre then this event is a must see as this exciting theatre company look set to shock with their modern adaptation of a play with heavy subject matter.
words: ALISTAIR CORELESS
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Abersywyth, Thu 12 & Fri 13 Dec. Tickets: £3.25-£6.50 Info: 01970 62 32 32/ www.aberystwythartscentre
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Thu 30 & Fri 31 Jan. Tickets: £6-£8 Info: 029 2030 4400/ www.chapter.org