4.48 Psychosis

29 October - 6 November, 2019


After a sell-out run in 2018, Deafinitely Theatre’s extraordinary production of Sarah Kane’s masterpiece returns for two weeks.  

The early hours of the morning. You’re alone, with only your thoughts. How did you get here? And how do you get out?

Award-winning director Paula Garfield brings Deafinitely Theatre’s celebrated bilingual approach to Sarah Kane’s lyrical and haunting final play about mental health, which was nominated for the 2018 Broadway World UK Award for Best Direction of a New Production of a Play and the 2018 Off West End Theatre Award for Best Set Designer (Paul Burgess).

Post-show Discussions:

There will be free post-show discussions on the following dates. 

  • Friday 1 November  
  • Tuesday 5 November

The play contains strong language and explores issues of mental health, depression and suicide.

The trailer was filmed during the 2018 run of the production. 

Quotes & Reviews


★★★★ "The sheer courage and passion that has been thrown behind this intelligent production of a daringly experimental play wins out, and what lingers is its cry for love."

Time Out 


★★★★ "A heartfelt look at what it feels like to live with a profound disability, and just how isolating that can be."

The Guardian 


★★★★ “A productive insight into the problems of deaf mental health patients, forcing us to confront the fact that their experiences are rarely considered.”

The Spy In The Stalls 


★★★★★ "The defining feature of this production is its ability to utterly captivate and move its audience, making it essential viewing."

Theatre Weekly 

The Company


Deafinitely Theatre is the UK’s first deaf-launched and led theatre company, staging productions of classic and contemporary plays for deaf and hearing audiences that combine the visual storytelling of British Sign Language with the immediacy of spoken English. 

The company’s previous shows have been seen at the Gate, Soho and Globe theatres. Its most recent productions include 2018’s sold-out run of 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane at New Diorama Theatre and Derby Theatre and 2017’s award-winning production of Contractions by Mike Bartlett, staged in collaboration with New Diorama Theatre at ND2, winner of the 2018 Off West End Award for Best Production.

www.deafinitelytheatre.co.uk / @DeafinitelyT


Author Sarah Kane
Director – Paula Garfield
Designer (Set, Costume & Video) – Paul Burgess
Lighting Designer – Joe Hornsby
Composer & Sound Designer – Chris Bartholomew
Movement Director – Ann Akin
Translation Consultant – Daryl Jackson
Voice Coach – Kit Lessner
Production Manager – Mark Munday
Stage Manager – Alice Rowe
Assistant Stage Manager – Caitlin Shay
Costume Assistant – Kirsty Gaffney
Hub Mentees – James Greenhalgh (Design) & Zoe McWhinney (Directing)


William Grint
Erin Hutching
Esther McAuley
Jamie Rea

Cast & Creatives



4:48 Psychosis
4:48 Psychosis

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