Go and see The Divided Laing by Patrick Marmion at the Arcola Theatre, on until 12 December and snap up a copy of the playtext from us.
â€˜Some people are lucky: they get through life thinking the ground beneath them is solid…â€™
London, 1970. Experimental psychiatrist R.D. Laing is facing eviction from his pioneering asylum in the East Endâ€™s Kingsley Hall. Local residents are up in arms â€“ and to make matters worse, Ronnieâ€™s revolutionary colleague David Cooper is flipping out on the roof…
With his personal life going down the pan and his mental state heading the same way, Ronnie takes an acid trip to the future. His mission is to save his therapeutic collective The Philadelphia Association, and secure his professional legacy. Will it be a one-way ticket to madness â€“ or can breakdown sometimes mean breakthrough?
Alan Cox plays Ronnie Laing in this provocative, freewheeling comedy by the acclaimed playwright and journalist Patrick Marmion.