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The first of a trilogy of work to be developed over the next 5 years focusing on mental health, The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is an investigation of auditory hallucination through the lens of one family's experience of psychoses. The audience is immersed in this recreation through an ambitious and innovative split staging arrangement: the action and dialogue from two different sequences of scenes are simultaneously performed to two different groups of audience in the same space. The work is inspired by the "Open Dialogue" treatment method for psychosis developed by Dr Jaakko Seikkula in Finland, which has virtually eradicated schizophrenia from Western Lapland. It conjures up a comic nightmare of delusion while offering a hopeful world of polyphonic uncertainty, a world where dialogue can transform your life. Based on the idea that psychosis happens "between people" and not "within", it focuses treatment on the network of relationships surrounding a person.

Author David Woods. Author Jon Haynes.

Archive listings for The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

Work type: Performance.


Company Ridiculusmus.
25 May 19BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
listing details L018334710
19 May 18The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
listing details L1457245910
13 Mar 15 to 14 Mar 15The North Wall, Oxford :: V0818740866
listing details L01648033979
25 Feb 15 to 27 Feb 15The Albany, Outer London :: V294
listing details L1092884513
3 Feb 15 to 14 Feb 15BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
listing details L0711881921


Commissioned by Sick! Festival BrightonCompany Ridiculusmus. Performer David Woods. Performer Jon Haynes. Performer Patrizia Paolini. Performer Richard Talbot.
14 Oct 14 to 17 Oct 14BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
listing details L300717670
19 Mar 14 to 20 Mar 14Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
listing details L0648763531

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