Still Ill

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.

Following a sell-out run in autumn 2016, Kandinsky return to New Diorama with Still Ill, their acclaimed show exploring the unsettling world of the undiagnosable, developed through extensive research with patients and doctors. Kandinsky are particularly indebted to their principal medical adviser Dr Tim Nicholson.​

This production was originally developed and staged with support from Complicite, Unity Theatre Trust, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, The Thistle Trust, the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 

This run has been supported by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust & King’s College London.

Running time: 90 mins 


Kandinsky is a multi-award winning theatre company with a national and international reputation for exciting, inventive new work.

Previous productions have twice won the Sunday Times Playwriting Award and been shortlisted for the Carol Tambor Award; recently, Dog Show won the Peter Brook Festival Award 2015 and the OffWestEnd Award for Best Ensemble.

Kandinsky are writer Al Smith, Complicite Associate director James Yeatman and producer Lauren Mooney

As part of New Diorama's new season Kandisnky will also be premiering TRAP STREET, opening in March 2018. 

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★★★★ "An intricately-layered, exquisitely detailed piece from rising stars Kandinsky" Time Out

★★★★ "Fascinating, layered, intelligent" The Stage

★★★★★ "Breathtaking stuff… an enormously affecting bit of theatre" London City Nights