In Therapy, BBC Radio 4 series
Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.
All of the clients are played by actors, but these are not scripted scenes. Each client profile has been carefully constructed by therapist Susie, director Ian Rickson (former artistic director at the Royal Court, and director of the highly acclaimed ‘Jerusalem’) and Whistledown radio producer Kevin Dawson. The scenes were improvised and recorded using hidden microphones at Susie’s surgery.
This hybrid of drama and speech intrigued the audience, flouting conventions and leaving them clamouring to know the truth behind the tale. The Guardian said ‘These 15-minute sessions leave you craving hours in the therapy room to hear exactly how the stories turn out’