In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl

A tongue in cheek portrayal of how newfangled medical equipment cured Victorian women of their hysteria.


In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl

In a seemingly perfect, well-to-do Victorian home, proper gentleman and scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating “hysteria” in women: the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor’s laboratory, his young and energetic wife tries to tend to their newborn daughter—and wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. When a new “hysterical” patient and her husband bring a wet nurse and their own complicated relationship into the doctor’s home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage and how the doctor’s radical new therapy affects the entire household. This electrifying comedy questions the nature of relationship, intimacy and what it really means to seek connection.

 

 

Creative Team

Director
Set and Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design

David Horan
Maree Kearns
Kevin Smith
Ivan Birthistle

The Cast

Mrs Givings
Dr. Givings
Mrs. Daldry
Annie
Leo
Elizabeth
Mr. Daldry

The Crew

Company Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Chief LX
Set Construction H.O.D.
Sound Design Co-ordinator
Wardrobe Supervisor
Scenic Artist and Prop Maker

Dates
Thursday 11th February - Wednesday 17th February, 7.45pm
Matinee Monday 15th February, 1.00pm
Studio Two

This production contains lashings of innuendo, scenes of a purely medical nature and absolutely no mention of the word “vibrator”.

Suitable for 16+

 





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