by Paul Buie

Painkillers was developed in 2007 with support from Arts Council England and in association with Derby Live. Painkillers piloted in the East Midlands before running in Edinburgh for the duration of the International Festival. The show received critical acclaim from influential publications including, The Stage, The Scotsman, The British Theatre Guide and The New York Times. Painkillers went on to tour to arts venues throughout the UK in 2008.


Painkillers is a pulsating exploration of the mind of Angela, a young woman who has killed. Over several interview sessions with Nadia, a journalist, her chilling story is uncovered.


Laura Ford, Amanda Beetham-Wallace


Artistic Team

  • Director(s): Angharad Jones
  • Writer: Paul Buie
  • Design: Anna Lavelle
  • Lighting: Andy Purves
  • Sound: Martin Iveson

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