Under Their Influence

Under Their Influence

By Wayne Buchanan
Mental Institution in London
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Under Their Influence is set in contemporary London. The action takes place in a mental institution where the patient is having what he hopes is his final assessment. Randoulf
takes his psychiatrist on a journey she does not anticipate, hoping that she will see him as an individual rather than a bunch of clinical symptoms to be controlled. As Doctor Kumar
is taken on this trip, we see and feel the internal workings of Randoulf, his political views, his passions, his weaknesses, his pain and vulnerability. We meet some of his friends,
lovers and most important of all, his alter ego.

Original production

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Original Cast:
Wayne Buchanan Randoulf
Marcia Hewitt Randoulf 2
Deni Francis Dr Rani Kumar
Kate Hart Nicole
Delon Watson Josephine
Ian Harry Julian
Jasper Hone Nurse
Sharon D Clarke Randoulf's mother
John Murphy Guard 1
Chris Parham Guard 2
Zuri Janett Randoulf as a boy
Kelly Haplin Police Officer 1
Daniel Copelette Police Officer 2
Production Team:
Karena Johnson Director
Tom Cotterill Designer
Alexandra Kyamanywa Costumes
Ian Bald Lighting


Title Year Publisher NT Library
Black and Asian Plays Anthology 2000 Aurora Metro Press No


Type Code
Poster Ovalhouse Archive