04:48 Psychosis

04:48 Psykosis (2018) is a theatre production by Rogaland Theatre, based on the play by Sarah Kane. The production is performed in the theatre's venue Intimscenen.

Eline Arbo directs it.


(Objekt ID 88633)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 8, 2018
Produced by Rogaland Theatre
Based on 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre
Running period Navember 8, 2018  
Website Rogaland Teater

At the webpage of Rogaland Theatre the following, among other things, is written about 4:48 Psychosis:

"04:48 - that's the hour of the wolf, where depressive people are at their most vulnerable, but also their most alert. At least this is so, according to the British playwright Sarah Kane. She knew what she was talking about. She wrote the play 04:48 Psychosis shortly before committing suicide at the age of only 28 years old.

Despite the tragic theme, 4:48 Psychosis is characterised by a scarily poetic clarity, giving a nuanced picture of human breakdowns. This is theatre quivering of personal experience.

'It is myself I have never met, whose face is pasted on the underside of my mind', Sarah Kane wrote. In her play, the woman we meet commutes between her different identities- a fictional past as a young girl, an actual present as a 28-year-old woman, and a fictional future as a 40-year-old man. We take part in her internal conflicts and experience both chaotic despair and cynical sharpness.

04:48 Psychosis is about being human in our modern world: Our hope and wish for loving and being loved, and the destructive mechanisms we are captured within. And she is hard on herself, this woman, who is tired of hoping, and yet caught in her own web of - exactly - hope. This way, the performance is about suicide and love for life both, and in particular, it is about the everlasting human longing to leave a trace.

4:48 Psychosis is raw shock poetry and a story about the frailty of the mind, the state of pain and a moral confrontation with a world where it can be difficult to grab a foothold and to live up to demands. It is as simple as it is complicated, and a beautiful last will and testament from a desperate, poetic artist."


Rogaland Theatre, www.rogaland-teater.no, 19.09.2018, https://www.rogaland-teater.no/program/04-48-psykose

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 19.09.2018

Contributors (10)
Name Role
Sarah Kane – Playwright
Jon Fosse – Translation
Eline Arbo – Direction
Michael Evans – Dramaturge
Katja Ebbel – Stage design
Katja Ebbel – Costume design
Ingrid Unnur Giæver – Actor
Svein Solenes – Actor
Ragnhild Tysse – Actor
Jill Tonje Holter – Mask design
Performance dates
Navember 8, 2018 19:00 – Intimscenen – Opening night