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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

BEDLAM: A Festival of Mad Ideas at the REP from November 1, 2013

Mental illness has influenced some of the greatest theatre of all time, both on and off stage, but is still rarely openly discussed. The REP, in association with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, is bringing this topic to the forefront with a festival dedicated to mental health featuring some of the area’s leading writers and performers.

BEDLAM is living proof that the arts can play an important part in reducing stigma and promoting recovery and wellbeing.  People with lived experience of mental health issues have helped to shape this exciting programme of drama, theatre, comedy, poetry, spoken word and photography.

The specially programmed productions, The Anatomy Of Melancholy and Mess, will be surrounded by workshops and debates tackling different aspects of mental health. Join us for this entertaining and enlightening exploration of a sensitive subject and help us to challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The festival is part of Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s re-opening season following its full refurbishment as a result of the new Library of Birmingham development.

For more information view the PDF brochure below.