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MAYFEST: Complicated Grief – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: David Woods & John Haynes Director: David Woods & John Haynes Reviewer: Ivana Galapcheva The award-winning duo Ridiculusmus conclude their mental health trilogy with Complicated Grief, a show about the depths of life before it expires. The series starts with The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland and Give Me Your Love, as part of Mayfest 2018. Informed by ...

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MAYFEST: Give Me Your Love – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: David Woods & John Haynes Director: David Woods & John Haynes Reviewer: Ivana Galapcheva Give Me Your Love is a dark comedic two-character drama informed by research into MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) assisted therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Drawing from real-life war experiences, the award-winning duo Ridiculusmus, David Woods and Jon Haynes develop a sinister story which serves as ...

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George’s Marvellous Medicine – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Roald Dahl Adapter: David Woods Director: Julia Thomas Reviewer: Jay Nutall We’ve all wanted to teach someone a lesson, haven’t we? Just a short, sharp shock to make them realise the error of their ways … Roald Dahl’s exciting and mischievous tale of one boy who literally gives someone a taste of their own medicine is staged with an ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Die, Die, Die, Old People Die – Komedia Studio

Man sitting at table with head thrown back

Writers:  David Woods and Jon Haynes Reviewer: Simon Topping Looking like characters from the French animation Belleville Rendezvous, two old men and one old woman populate a sparse stage consisting of a table and a couple of chairs.  As the characters begin to shuffle around the space, mainly in silence, the audience can already sense that Die, Die, Die, Old ...

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Give Me Your Love – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: David Woods and Jon Haynes Directors: David Woods and Jon Haynes Reviewer: Jo Beggs Dr. Ben Sessa and his team in Bristol might be about to make a major breakthrough in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. And they need to. With a rising number of cases emerging, especially among military personnel who have fought in recent conflicts, ...

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Give Me Your Love – The Lighthouse, Poole.

Creators: David Woods and Jon Haynes  Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Creating a play from factual research that explores alternative treatments for mental illness, is not the easiest of tasks. However, through their writing, directing and acting, this is something that David Woods and Jon Haynes, artistic directors of Ridiculusmus, spiritedly aspired to do. The dialogue written by the actors, is sensitive ...

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Judith Kerr Adapter/Director: David Woods Reviewer: Clare Boswell The Tiger Who Came to Tea is currently touring the UK and is based on the 1960’s picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr. It has been adapted for the stage with songs and lyrics by David Wood and due to the timeless popularity of this much loved children’s tale; ...

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The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writers: Jon Haynes &David Woods Director: Ridiculusmus Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Challenging the stigma or accepted treatment of an illness such as Schizophrenia can be difficult in any arena, yetJon Haynes &David Woods are attempting to do just that in their new workThe Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland.Both men have real-world experience of mental illness: Haynes was sectioned for six ...

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