Following on from its successful run in the Autumn, Kandinsky will bring its production of Still Ill back to the New Diorama for a limited run.
As common on neurology wards as MS, Functional Neurological Disorder looks and feels like a problem with the workings of the brain.
Sufferers experience disabling symptoms that range from tremors to seizures and from blindness to paralysis, all with no physical cause.
With three actors and live music, Still Ill looks at the search for meaning that follows a difficult diagnosis – and how it feels to be told there’s nothing physically wrong with you when your brain is telling you you’re sick.
Inspired by detailed research with FND sufferers and medical professionals, Still Ill uses testimony from experts to explore Functional Neurological Disorder and how and why people suffer debilitating symptoms with no known medical cause.
Functional Neurological Disorder is a condition in which patients experience neurological symptoms such as weakness, movement disorders, sensory symptoms and blackouts, but with no discernible organic cause in their brain or nervous system.
The show has been created by Kandinsky, whose previous work includes the Sunday Times Playwriting Award-winning exploration of our hubristic suburban ignorance of nuclear war, Enola; ambitious, Carol Tambor Award-nominated double-bill The Bird and The Bee; and the raucous murder-mystery-comedy-thriller Dog Show, which followed victims of a serial dog killer.
Still Ill will play at the New Diorama Theatre from the 16th to the 27th January. For more information visit: http://www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/still-ill