Trephination for the 21st century

January 11, 2024 - January 11, 2024

Back by popular demand after its successful tour around Europe – Trephination for the 21st century comes to The Old Operating Theatre Museum.

I want to bore a hole in my head.

I have something to let out.

Amanda cares—cripplingly, compulsively, in every moment. In days of macabre practice masquerading as medical, she would have been test subject to the most inhumane treatments imaginable. Today, people like her are treatable with tablets and talk-therapy.

But Amanda longs for something more. Something invasive.


Something that cuts to the core.

And she suspects the Victorians might have been onto something…This one-woman exploration combines psychological theory and theatrical technique to create an ardent and authentic performance of care.

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