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Multi award winners Ridiculusmus continue their taboo-busting mental health trilogy with a seriously funny show about the frontier where life begins and ends.
Informed by conversations about the EU referendum, the latest research into complicated grief disorder and interviews with the recently bereaved, the company experiment with relentless positivity, dressing up and occasional farting in the corner.
Ridiculusmus has been producing seriously funny theatre for over 20 years. The company is led by co-artistic directors David Woods and Jon Haynes, who write, direct and perform.
Ridiculusmus’ origins are in the shadowlands of theatre and comedy, beginning as a rabble of graduates from the Poor School in London, adapting comic novels for the London fringe, and evolving over the last quarter century into a robust double act. Driving and leading as author-actors, David and Jon have established Ridiculusmus as a flagship UK theatre company touring nationally and internationally with works passionately wrought from minimal resources, and with an oxymoronic aim: to be both serious and funny.
Ridiculusmus were last at Mayfest in 2013 with Total Football and also appeared with Tough Time Nice Time in Mayfest 2008 at Tobacco Factory Theatres.
You can also catch Give Me Your Love and The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland as part of the Ridiculusmus Trilogy at Mayfest 2018. Tickets are also available to buy from Tobacco Factory Theatres, 0117 902 0344.
Sat 19 May 5.30pm-7pm, Tobacco Factory Theatres
Stresses distresses and disorders – A panel talk reflecting on the provocations of Ridiculusmus’s three plays on contemporary mental health issues and approaches, with representatives from the health and pharmaceutical sector.