The World Premiere of An Acute Psychotic Episode was performed at the Brighton Festival Fringe on 18th May 2008.

Good humoured, confessional, raw, honest, poetic & in parts shocking – based on Fast Train Approaching…Steve Walter’s personal account of nervous breakdown challenges common perceptions.

It also featured another Steve – singer/songwriter Steve Antoni


a brief but profound disorder of the mind

for me it all began when I discovered something very strange and crunchy in my cappuccino…

1 in 4 of us will experience some kind of mental health problem (tho’ typically much less severe) during the course of a year.

Psychosis: characterised by loss of insight, with symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions.

Delusions: false beliefs, totally out of keeping with a person’s social and religious background, but held with complete conviction.

My vision is one of mental ill health being discussed freely in every part of the country, over coffee, over a pint, without stigma, judgement or gossip.

An Acute Psychotic Episode played at the Komedia Studio, Gardner Street, Brighton on Sunday 18th May at 3.30pm to a warm, welcoming audience of some seventy people.

In association with ‘Stand to Reason’ – a “Stonewall” for mental health…

£1 is being donated to rethink for every member of the audience

…there are many subtle energies which influence our lives and our becoming, and may be the inspiration of the sensitive.

Brighton Festival Fringe – archive