Defibrillator in association with Eilene Davidson presents
A Lie of the Mind
by Sam Shepard
“Love… its a disease that makes ya’ feel good. While it lasts. Then, when it’s gone, yer worse off than before you caught it.”
America. The great wide open.
Two families torn apart by more than one brutal marriage. Out of this bleak landscape emerges a human spirit that burns bright.
At heart a love story, this poetic and gritty play explores the ambivalence of family relationships, of love lost and found, against the backdrop of a macho American West.
Defibrillator’s production immerses you in Shepard’s world and features live music from acclaimed composer and musician James Marples.
‘Gethin Anthony and Alexandra Downling give extraordinary performances … go see’ ★★★★★ The Times
‘A bruising love poem’ ★★★★ Time Out
‘Sherpard’s exploration of family life is played out by a strong cast’ ★★★★ Theatre Weekly
Ellie Collyer Bristow
With Special thank to:
Post Show Talk
At the heart of A Lie Of The Mind is an abusive relationship between a young husband and wife and the consequences that are felt by the two families that are close to them.
Defibrillator is proud to be working with leading domestic abuse charity Hestia to help promote NO MORE WEEK 15-21 May, 2017.
In this post show discussion specialists from Hestia will join director, James Hillier and members of the cast to explore their characters and what happens when domestic abuse occurs within families.
Concession prices are available Mon-Thu and for all matinee performances.