by Peter Shaffer
A child is born into a world of phenomena all equal in their power to enslave.
It sniffs – it sucks. Suddenly one strikes. Why?
Creativity and reason. Desire and morality. Individuality and community. There are countless personal and societal forces which act on a person, and often one’s individual impulses are fundamentally opposed to the behaviour
expected of them. When internalised, these expectations can create a distinct duality within a person.
Join Dr Martin Dysart as he analyses the mind of Alan Strang, a boy for whom the gap between normality and reality has grown too large, and has manifested itself in a most violent and ugly way.
Thur 09 – Sat 11 March