With the generous support of the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust & King’s College London, Kandinsky bring their hit show on functional disorders to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.
As common on neurology wards as MS, Functional Neurological Disorder looks and feels like a problem with the workings of the brain. Sufferers can experience tremors, seizures, blindness, paralysis – all with no physical cause.
With three actors and live music, Still Ill looks at the search for meaning that follows a difficult diagnosis – and how it feels to be told there’s nothing physically wrong with you when your brain is telling you you’re sick.
This special performance of Still Ill will be followed by a panel discussion. More details to follow.
★★★★ ‘intricately-layered, exquisitely detailed … . It’s deeply sophisticated, sensitive stuff, with a strong Charlie Kaufman flavour and an aftertaste of Tim Crouch.’ Time Out
★★★★ ‘Fascinating, layered, intelligent’ The Stage
★★★★★ ‘Breathtaking stuff… an enormously affecting bit of theatre’ London City Nights
‘Oliver Sachs meets Adam Curtis’ Whatsonstage
‘brilliantly crafted, exacting, and endlessly inventive, Still Ill is a complex and meticulous journey into the world of undiagnosis ‘ Exeunt
The production is supported by Complicite, Unity Theatre Trust, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, The Thistle Trust, the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Kandinsky are particularly indebted to their principal medical adviser Dr Tim Nicholson, Neuropsychiatry Consultant at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and NIHR clinician scientist at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.