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Take a journey through the history of the treatment of mental health in York with the Out of Character Theatre Company as they look to the future for a new design for mental health. With stories ranging from the darkly comic to the tragic, it includes dramatised accounts from the past and present performed by theatre company members who have lived experience of mental health problems.
Out of Character Theatre Company aims to transcend the boundaries of modern theatre and public perceptions of mental health, claiming the territory between inspiration and medication. An ‘en promenade’ performance, the event will involve the audience moving from area to area.
With special thanks to:
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The Igen Trust
Tees, Wear and Esk Valley NHS Foundation Trust
York St John University
Previous work by the Out of Character Theatre Company includes regular collaboration with York Theatre Royal (Tales from Kafka, Henry IV, More Tales From Kafka), a sell-out audience for Disturbing Shakespeare as part of the York Literature Festival, and regular performances and workshops at conferences and medical schools around the country. For more information visit the theatre company’s website.