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An original student adaptation of ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’. The show tells the story of a Victorian woman driven to madness by dehumanising and destructive psychological treatment. Her husband and the doctor have agreed she should be confined to her bed in an isolated mansion to overcome her ‘hysteria’ after the birth of her child. She craves intellectual stimulation, activity, and loving understanding. Instead she is ordered to her bedroom to rest and ‘pull herself together’. Here, slowly but surely, the tortuous pattern of the yellow wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind.
Presented as part of the Summer in the City Festival.