VISIONARY or dangerous? The jury is still out on the 1960s guru R.D. Laing, whose revolutionary ideas on life and psychiatry earned him fame and the hostility of other doctors.
But some sort of answer might be found in a new theatre show Did You Used To Be R.D. Laing? coming to Liverpool's Neptune Theatre.
Laing was a psychiatrist and writer whose theories were for a while enthusiastically received.
He theorised that parents drove their children mad, that psychiatrists drove their patients mad and schizophrenia was "breakthrough rather than "breakdown".
He even opened safe houses where schizophrenics could deal with their illnesses.