Event Information

An opportunity to see Raw and Honest Theatre.

At this scratch night, a female psychiatric ward in Birmingham opens its doors and transports you to front row seats of just a segment of the realities, ups and downs, full disclosure of what it is like behind closed doors of a mental health institution. 

Allowing a peek into the minds, lives and constant reality of a hospital where women in different levels of extreme psychiatric crisis are put in the same space -and monitored 24/7- as their mental journeys unravel in a struggle for survival, there is only one common denominator: an aim for safety and recovery.

Drawing upon real life experiences, this multimedia production includes song, dance, spoken word and film.

Rose Ward invites you to the truthful, sad, disturbing, layered, and complicated intricacies of the reality of being in mental health crisis.

This production is in working development as adiaryfromnoone journeys towards telling her psychological truth and experiences. 

A post play Q&A will feature an opportunity for the audience to meet members of the production team and give feedback on the play.


This production covers mental illness, trauma, psychosis, crisis, sexual assault, suicide, abortion and includes strong adult language. 

This event is part of BEDLAM, Arts and Mental Health Festival, a celebration of the arts, mental health and wellbeing. With a specially curated programme of performances and commissions to encourage discussions and reduce stigma around mental health.

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