My Review on Deafinitely Theatre 4.48 Psychosis #DeafMentalHealth

Hello, welcome to a new video if you’re new to this channel, I’m Jazzy the Deaf YouTuber who uses BSL (British Sign Language). Today’s video is a bit different, I’m going to do a review on 4.48 Psychosis Deafinitely Theatre’s show. What is this play about? The author is called Sarah Kane she wrote a lot of plays, she suffered with mental health issues. She wrote plays about how she felt, what it’s like having mental health issues, and her experiences with mental health. She sadly took her own life in the end. Deafinitely Theatre thought it would be a good play to feature as it related to mental health in the deaf; they thought it’d be great to open up on the issue of mental health in the deaf community. I am the new office admin for Deafinitely Theatre, so they invited me to watch their play, 4.48 Psychosis last week in London. I wanted to watch the show because I’ve heard that it’s brilliant. The actors are deaf, so I was keen to watch the show. After watching, it hit me big time, there were so many emotions at once. Their acting was absolutely brilliant. This play has four actors, two are deaf and two are hearing, there are two deaf young males in their 20s, they struggled with a mental health disease. There are two hearing female doctors, they were not deaf aware and the two deaf males felt the pressure. This play hit me because it shows that mental health is a topic that is still difficult to talk about in the deaf community, we need it to be more open in the deaf community as there are lots of deaf people that struggle with their mental health so the show was very important. From this, deaf and hearing people can understand the real meaning of mental health and that it’s such a big thing. I think this play is beautiful because there are BSL users but they also do VV (visual vernacular) which I think is beautiful. It helps us to understand what Sarah Kane has been through, and show how deaf people struggle with mental health too. Deafinitely Theatre did the same play last year (2018) ‘4.48 Psychosis’, but all the actors were male. This year is different, it’s mixed with deaf/hearing and females/males. I’ve heard that last year’s and this year’s show are both amazing, but with different actors. The play is set in a tiny box room, it’s as if they are trapped in the room and the lights constantly change to match their state of mind. There are also words coming out the wall to show which words have been in their mind. At the end of the play, my heart was broken… I can’t describe how I felt. I was shocked by how they felt in their mind, mental health is a huge thing like you never know what inside people’s head, it’s just scary. I was surprised by everything Sarah Kane went through with her mental health. I was imagining other people going through it, I realised that talk of mental health in the deaf community is still hidden. it’s time to open up to discuss mental health because it is so important to share your feelings. If you are interested in coming and watching 4.48 Psychosis, there is an event coming up in The Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff, it’s on there. It is best to book your tickets now to get ready to watch the show. It will hit you, this show is definitely worth watching. I can’t describe how I felt, it’s better to come and find out for yourself, and to learn about mental health. How do you book tickets? I will add a link below, ”booking tickets for 4.48 Psychosis in Cardiff.” If you want to know more information about Deafinitely Theatre, you want to look at their website, work or you are interested in being a part of it, then I also will add their website link below for you. This is my review on Deafinitely Theatre 4.48 Psychosis, I really hope you enjoy hearing my review. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you think the play sounds interesting. I really hope you enjoy this short video, thank you for watching byeee!


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