Three of Sarah Kane's plays in London this Spring

  • In 1998 Sarah Kane won the Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting. Starting in February this year the National Theatre are staging ‘Cleansed’ (performances until May 5). In may a new opera of '4.48 Psychosis' will be the first musical adaptation of one of her plays at the Lyric Hammersmith, London. 'Phaedra(s)' from Théâtre de L’Odéon, Paris, starring Isabelle Huppert and drawing on Phaedra’s Love, will have its British premiere at London's Barbican from June 9 to the 18th . Remembered by her nominator at the time, Vicky Featherstone, she says, “she was incredibly funny and loyal...she ran amazing workshops. She was so ambitious for the writers we worked with. Somebody would write something and she would look them in the eye and say, ‘You know that’s not good enough’.” Full preview at