Reviews Theatre

Animal

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.687-a (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:687
  1. Andrew Iles, Clegg scholar (ailes@bmj.com)
  1. BMJ

    A play written by Kay Adshead

    Soho Theatre, London W1, until 27 September For details about performances and future tour dates see http://www.theredroom.org.uk/

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    Animal is a play about anger management. One of its three characters, Pongo, has been living on the streets for 30 years and has volunteered to take part in a trial to test a new drug for anger management and riot control. Dr Lee is an aspiring psychiatrist with designs on the success of the new drug, TR14 (later known as Tranqton). And Elmo is a compassionate psychiatric nurse who has his own problems with anger.

    The play takes …

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