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Artaud

Antonin Artaud, whose name is synonymous with drugs, brilliance, insanity, art and decay,  was a pivotal figure within theatre and art more generally. He turned up in Dublin following a peyote fueled pilgrimage to Mexico claiming to have found the staff of Saint Patrick! AnNua locate Artaud within the asylum where he spent many years and relate these and other tales from his crazed life. Sadly, Artaud also became one of the first people to endure electro convulsive therapy.Commenting on this, and on the times in which Artaud lived, this production combines characterisation, song, shadow and projection to create a dark and humorous musical Odyssey. Artaud was staged through the Waterside Theatre in Derry during early 2011.