Psychodrama adds dates at Never for Ever

London theatre news: Thursday 27 May 2021

Drama - Shows

The world premiere of 'Psychodrama', a revenge tale about an actress under investigation for murder, extends its run by two weeks due to overwhelming demand.
Image for PSYCHODRAMA at Never for Ever

Image courtesy Psycho Productions and Cusack Projects Ltd in association with HighTide

It's good news for the world premiere of Psychodrama which has extended its run at Never For Ever for an additional two weeks due to overwhelming demand.

Written and directed by Matt Wilkinson and performed by Emily Bruni, Psycho-inspired Psychodrama is a revenge tale about an actress in her 40s under investigation for the murder of an auteur theatre director.

The show is premiering at Kentish Town's Never for Ever from 10 June to 3 July 2021.

Matt Wilkinson wrote and directed the sell-out 'My Eyes Went Dark' (Finborough Theatre/Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Festival / 59E59 Theater, New York).

Nominated for three Off West End awards including Best Play, it was No 1 in The Guardian Top 5 Picks for The Edinburgh Fringe.

Matt's other work includes 'Sun Is Shining' (King's Head Theatre/ BAC Time Out Critics' Choice Season/59E59 Theater New York), 'Red Sea Fish' (Brighton Pavilion Theatre/59E59 Theater NY), 'Just Let Go' (Chisenhale Dance Space) and the adaptation of Hideki Noda's 'Red Demon' (Young Vic/Tokyo).

Matt commented ...

"'Psychodrama' is a compulsive experience that takes the audience on a trip into the dark heart of show business.

It was originally scheduled to play at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh last year, and when the festival collapsed, we discovered a beautiful found space in Kentish Town.

This is now our fourth set of dates (!) and we're excited that this time, with the vaccine roll out and covid restrictions lifting, we will finally get it onto the stage."

Emily Bruni is best known for her recurring role as Gail in three series of C4's 'Peep Show'.

Her theatre credits include: Goneril in 'King Lear' (Shakespeare's Globe), 'Lunch' and 'The Bow of Ulysses', 'Before You Were Born', 'Donkey Heart', 'Yes Prime Minister' (Trafalgar Studios); 'Ring Around The Moon' (West End); 'Someone Else's Shoes' (Soho); 'The Rubenstein Kiss' (Hampstead); 'After Mrs.

Rochester' (Shared Experience); and 'Much Ado About Nothing', 'Camino Real', 'The Spanish Tragedy', 'The Tempest' during three years with the RSC.

Show listing information


From her initial police interview, through the world of her flat, shop work, auditions, to landing - against all odds - the role of Marion Crane in the director's stage adaptation of Hitchcock's iconic film, 'Psycho', 'Psychodrama' is filled with smart takes on what it means to be middle-aged and female in an industry captivated by stardust and beauty.

A profound, all-consuming emotional journey, confronting obsession, loss and self worth, it is enhanced by a glorious soundscape by Gareth Fry (The Encounter, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Evening Standard multiple award winner) that includes references to Bernard Herrmann's stunning original 'Psycho' score alongside other eclectic musical influences from rock 'n' roll to Disney animation.


Emily Bruni


Author: Matt Wilkinson
Director: Matt Wilkinson
Designer: James Turner
Lighting: Elliot Griggs
Sound: Gareth Fry
Production: Pádraig Cusack; Psycho Productions and Cusack Projects Ltd in association with HighTide


Never for Ever
79 Highgate Road
Kentish Town


From: Thursday 10 June 2021

Closed: Saturday 3 July 2021


Previews: £8 (12 Nov)

Standard: £10


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