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Mad To Be Normal

Until Thursday 29th June

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Director: Robert Mullan

Starring: David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss

Rating: 15

UK 2017, 105mins

Mad To Be Normal is the story of controversial Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing (played by David Tennant) and the infamous anti-psychiatry experiment he ran at Kingsley Hall - a medication-free sanctuary which made headlines around the world.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Laing was an international celebrity. In Santa Monica, 4,000 people turned out to see him perform a lecture. His books topped student reading lists the world over, as his language excited and enthralled them - 'a child born today stands a 10 times greater chance of being admitted to a mental hospital than to a university... perhaps it is our very way of educating them that is driving them mad.'