Theatre is, of course, already a large part of my personal therapy — though it could also, as I regularly suggest here, be part of my problem, too, in my apparently total absorption in it. But it undoubtedly also provides a lifeline of meaning and shape to my existence; I see the world through what I see on stage.
It may be a skewed view, but it is, at least, one with a constantly changing viewpoint, and it never becomes tired or boring, because it is always being refreshed and reinvigorated by new voices, new plays, new performances and new ways of seeing things.
And the last of those is course what therapy does for you, too: it gives you new perspectives on old (and new) problems. But there’s a strange sense of déjà vu to leaving the therapist’s couch and seeing it played out with others onstage, and the Almeida is currently offering the chance to do so for the second time this year.