All You Need Is LSD
- Preview Performance
- Press Night
- BSL Interpreted
The drug laws in this country- the drug laws IN THE WORLD - all stem from this attitude that pleasure is a bad thing.
In 2015, acclaimed British playwright Leo Butler accepted an invitation from former Government drugs tsar, Professor David Nutt, to be a guinea pig in the world's first LSD medical trials since the 1960s. Monty Python, Being John Malkovich, and Alice in Wonderland all resonate in this exhilarating and original comedy as we watch Leo jump down the rabbit-hole of a medical trial in search of enlightenment - and a good story. Along the way he meets an array of characters from Aldous Huxley and The Beatles, to Steve Jobs and Ronald Reagan, whose own stories in the history of LSD are hilariously and poignantly uncovered.
Does the world still need a psychedelic revolution? And will Leo make it back home in time for tea? Part history, party wild fantasy, this darkly humorous new play illuminates the drugs debate that won't go away and examines the freedom we have to make our own choices in life, and death.
In their 25th year, critically acclaimed theatre company Told by an Idiot collaborate with The REP and one of the UK's finest playwrights to continue to create the unexpected.
Part of Birmingham Comedy Festival!
Directors Paul Hunter and Stephen Harper
Designer Sophia Clist
Lighting Design Alex Boucher
Composer Sophie Cotton
Assistant Director Beth Kapila
Creative Consultant Tessa Walker
Post-show event: Thursday 11 October
Their work is never less than sublime
The Independent on Told by an Idiot
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.
Fees and Charges
Please note we charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.
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Following the performance on Thursday evening, we are delighted to host a rare opportunity to pose your questions to real-life neuropsychopharmacologist Professor David Nutt, who features as a character in the show. Professor Nutt's continuing research at Imperial College, London is concerned with LSD's therapeutic effects on the brain, and conditions such as dementia and depression.
BSL 12 October 8pm