All You Need is LSD

A world premiere new play by Leo Butler

Part history, party wild fantasy, this darkly humorous new play illuminates the drugs debate that won’t go away and examines the freedom we have to make our own choices in life, and death.
  • Dates Running: 06/11/2018 - 10/11/2018
  • Venue: The Aldridge Studio
In 2015, acclaimed British playwright Leo Butler accepted an invitation from former Government drugs tsar, Professor David Nutt, to be a guinea pig in the world’s first LSD medical trials since the 1960’s.

Monty Python, Being John Malkovich, and Alice in Wonderland all resonate in this exhilarating and original comedy as we watch Leo jump down the rabbit-hole of a medical trial in search of enlightenment - and a good story.
Along the way he meets an array of characters from Aldous Huxley and The Beatles, to Steve Jobs and Ronald Reagan, whose own stories in the history of LSD are hilariously and poignantly uncovered.

Does the world still need a psychedelic revolution?  And will Leo make it back home in time for tea?

Part history, party wild fantasy, this darkly humorous new play illuminates the drugs debate that won’t go away and examines the freedom we have to make our own choices in life, and death.

‘the drug laws in this country- the drug laws IN THE WORLD - all stem from this attitude that pleasure is a bad thing’  

In their 25th year, critically acclaimed theatre company Told by an Idiot collaborate with one of the UK’s finest playwrights to continue to create the unexpected.

There will be an integrated BSL performance on Fri 9 November



★★★★ Evening Standard, Time Out, Telegraph, Financial Times, Daily Mail, Observer, Sunday Times (For Boy by Leo Butler, Almeida Theatre, 2016)
'Their work is never less than sublime' (Independent on Told by an Idiot)


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Post-show event: Thu 8 November

Join members of the creative team to learn more about how ‘All You Need is LSD’ was created from acclaimed playwright Leo Butler’s provocative script.


BSL Intergrated performance Fri 9 November

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