The Anatomy of Melancholy


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Stan’s Cafe presents

The Anatomy of Melancholy

Written four hundred years ago by librarian and vicar Robert
Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy has been described as ‘the
greatest book ever written’.

Its 1500 pages are full of cutting-edge science, maids vomiting
pebbles, priests defecating in ditches, lovers unrequited, friends
who can’t be parted, plus enormous expansive long lists of every
food, herb, location, activity or occupation that can bring on or cure melancholy in any one of its many forms.

In their compelling stage adaptation, Stan’s Cafe transform this
extraordinary book into a grand cure for melancholy that reveals
how closely 17th-century approaches to life and depression resemble
our own.

The STUDIO at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
7 – 9 November
7pm (Thur), 7.45pm (Fri), 2.45pm & 7.45pm (Sat)
Box Office: 0121 236 4455
Tickets: £15 (Concessions available)
Part of Bedlam Festival

Theatre in the Mill, Bradford
7.30pm, 16 November
Box Office: 01274 233200
Tickets: £8 / £6 / £3 (limited student offer)

Live at LICA, Lancaster
8pm, Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 November
Live at LICA, Lancaster University LA1 4YW
Box Office: 01524 594151
Discounted Web-Advance tickets via
Web Advance: £11.50 (£8.50 con) £7.50 Young Person / Student
Standard: £13.00 (£10 con) £9.00 Young Person / Student

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
7.30pm, 21 November
Box Office: 01522 837600 |
Ticket Prices: £12 Full / £10 Concessions / £5 Under 26s & Students

52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
7.45pm, 26 – 30 November
Box Office: 020 7582 7680
Ticket Prices: £14, £10 (U26/Equity/BECTU), £8 (Concession)


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