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MAD TO BE NORMAL (15)

Friday 19th May    

Starring: David Tennant, Michael Gambon & Elisabeth Moss
Approx. running time (inc. adverts): 116 minutes

MAD TO BE NORMAL at the Festival Drayton Centre

During the 1960s, a renegade Scottish psychiatrist courts controversy within his profession for his approach to the field, and for the unique community he creates for his patients to inhabit.

 

David Tennant and Elisabeth Moss have great chemistry as charismatic hippy psychiatrist RD Laing and his PhD student girlfriend, Angie Wood, in Robert Mullan's biopic. Laing ran Kingsley Hall, which swapped padded cells for LSD and group therapy to treat its mentally ill patients to inconsistent effect. There's plenty of jazzy paisley shirts, flamboyant velvet suits and on-the-nose music cues to denote its psychedelic 1960s setting, but these elements do little to soften Laing's eye-raisingly invasive and possibly inappropriate approach to his patients. During the 1960s, a renegade Scottish psychiatrist courts controversy within his profession for his approach to the field, and for the unique community he creates for his patients to inhabit.

 

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Ticket Prices
Adult £6.00
Child (under 12) £5.00
Friends £5.50
Event Details
Friday 19th May   7:30pm
   
   
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