Mad To Be Normal reveals the story of R.D. Laing, a psychiatrist known as one of Scotland’s greatest thinkers. Working out of Kingsley Hall -‐ situated in East London ‐ throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Laing performed various daring experiments on people who were at the time known as disturbed. His methods included using LSD and a type of self-‐healing, known as metanoia, much to the dismay and outrage of the psychiatric community.
Doctor Who star David Tennant and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon (Gosford Park) and Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) all star in the film.
The film was produced by Alan Latham / GSP Studios in collaboration with Gizmo Films and production company Bad Penny Productions.
The film had its UK release on 6th April 2017 and has since won over its audience and critics.