Hard Hitting PTSD Theatre Show Comes To ‘Swallow Theatre’

An hour long thought provoking theatre show about Post Traumatic Stress  is coming to the Swallow Theatre, Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway (Scotland’s Smallest theatre), on March 20th. It has been researched with war veterans from the UK, US and Australia.Award winning theatre Ridiculusmus presents ‘Give Me Your Love’ its new show about post-traumatic stress and the therapeutic effects of MDMA



Since 2013 “seriously funny” theatre specialists Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus have turned their attention to bio-medical science, creating performances which explore innovative therapeutic approaches to mental health. Their new show Give Me Your Love looks at the healing potential of altered states of consciousness and the use of psychedelic drugs, in particular MDMA (ecstasy), for patients traumatised by combat stress.


Based on real-life testimonies of war veterans and groundbreaking medical research, Give Me Your Love is funny, fragile and profound. It tells the story of ex-soldier Zach who has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Ieuan arrives offering recovery – in the form of a capsule containing 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine with which he claims to have successfully treated his own post-traumatic stress.


Parachuted into their recently fractured pasts, Zach and Ieuan swing between dreamboat heroism and woozy enlightenment while engaging in disorderly conversation about patriotism, conflict and supermarket shopping.


During the development of Give Me Your Love, Ridiculusmus talked to cutting edge researchers in the US about their work on trauma therapy using MDMA. They also spoke to veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Falklands as well American soldiers who had undergone the treatment.


Give Me Your Love is the second show in a trilogy which began with The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland exploring the Open Dialogue approach to psychosis.


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20th March 2017


Recommended age: 14+

Tickets £12.50 Box Office, 01988 850368

The Swallow Theatre,Moss Park,Ravenstone,Whithorn

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