Deafinitely Theatre and New Diorama Theatre present 4.48 PSYCHOSIS
By Sarah Kane

‘I had a night in which everything was revealed to me.

How can I speak again?’

The early hours of the morning. You’re alone, with only your thoughts. How did you get here? And how do you get out? Sarah Kane’s searing, final play in a ground-breaking new production from Deafinitely Theatre.

Award-winning Deafinitely Theatre bring its celebrated bilingual approach to Sarah Kane’s lyrical and haunting final play about mental health. Directed by Paula Garfield, 4.48 Psychosis is performed in British Sign Language and spoken English for the very first time.

Recommended age: 16+ The play contains strong language and explores issues of mental health, depression and suicide


★★★★ "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 


Adam Bassett

Brian Duffy

Jim Fish

Matt Kyle


Author - Sarah Kane

Director - Paula Garfield

Designer - Paul Burgess

Lighting Designer - Joe Hornsby

Composer & Sound Designer - Chris Bartholomew

Movement Director - Alim Jayda

Voice Coach - Elspeth Morrison

Websites/ Helplines 

If you have experienced, or are currently experiencing, any of the issues raised in the play, the following websites/helplines may be of use: 

SignHealth - BSL Healthy Minds: or call 01494 687 606 or text 07966 976 747

British Deaf Association - Health & Wellbeing: or call 0207 697 4140 or text 07795 410 724

NHS 111: Via BSL: | or call 111

Samaritans: [email protected] | or call 24-hour helpline 116 123

Childline - 24-hour support for individuals under 19: Via BSL: | or call 0800 1111

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM): or call 0800 58 58 58

This production and associated events is made by possible by the generous support of:

Arts Council England, Autograph Sound Recording, Edwardian Hotels London, New Diorama Theatre, Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regents Place, Wellcome and Whitelight Ltd.