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Diary of a Madman

Diary of a Madman
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This razor-sharp look at our post-Brexit and politically calamitous world is a triumph. ★★★★★
The Times

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    Written byAl Smith
    Start date4 Aug 2016
    End date28 Aug 2016
  • TicketsFull price £18.50 / Standard concession £13.50 / Other concession £8.50. Previews £12.50 / £8.50.
    Genre Festival, Theatre,

    World Premiere
    Gate Theatre, Notting Hill

    Pop Sheeran, proudly shouldering the family trade of restoring the Forth Rail Bridge, is about to lose it all. A global corporation has bought this Scottish icon, bringing with them innovative new paint. How will Pop fight back when he realises he’s painting himself out of a job?

    The company behind the two Fringe First-winning smash hits Grounded and The Christians return to the Traverse with a brand new adaptation of Gogol’s classic story, reimagined in
    contemporary Scotland.

    Christopher Haydon directs the world premiere of this sharply political, witty play by Al Smith.

    www.gatetheatre.co.uk / @gatetheatre

    Preview
    Thu 4 Aug, 11am

    Preview Tickets
    Full price £12.50
    Concession £8.50

    Dates
    Fri 5 – Sun 28 Aug
    (No Mon performances)
    Note: Click on 'Book Now' for dates and times. 

    Tickets
    Full price £18.50
    Standard concession £13.50
    Other concession £8.50

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

    Venue
    T2 

    Age Recommendation
    14+

    Note
    Contains adult themes and strong language.

    Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

    Image by Iona Firouzabadi

    • Christopher Haydon

      Director
    • Al Smith

      Writer
    • Deborah Arnott, Liam Brennan, Lois Chimimba, Guy Clark & Louise McMenemy

      Cast
    • Rosanna Vize

      Designer
    • Alexandra Faye Braithwaite

      Sound Designer
    • Mark Howland

      Lighting Designer
    • Richard Bell

      Associate Sound Designer
    • George Bach

      Associate Lighting Designer
    • Anna Lewis

      Associate Designer
    • Priya Dosanjh

      Assistant Director
    • This razor-sharp look at our post-Brexit and politically calamitous world is a triumph. ★★★★★
      The Times
    • Likely to be one of the best remembered plays of the Traverse programme and the whole of the Fringe. ★★★★★
      British Theatre Guide
    • Funny and heart-breaking, Diary is a tour de force of writing, directing and acting. ★★★★
      Across the Arts
    • A playful study of identity. ★★★★
      Evening Standard
    • Smith writes family tensions beautifully. ★★★★
      Fest Magazine
    • In Christopher Haydon’s finely judged production, we understand and feel for all these characters. ★★★★
      The Independent
    • A highlight. ★★★★
      The Financial Times
    • Smart, engaging and often very funny. ★★★★
      The Stage
    • Extravagant theatrical absurdity and heart-rending domestic tragedy. ★★★★
      The Telegraph
    • A contemporary, nationalistic piece that’s quick and witty. ★★★★
      TV Bomb
    • The performances are exemplary. ★★★★
      What's On Stage
    • A searing commentary on nationalism in internationalism. ★★★★
      The Beast's Pen
    • Audacious new take on Diary of A Madman. ★★★★
      The Herald
    • Liam Brennan is both toweringly tragic and absurdly bluff. ★★★★
      The Independent
    • Slides from comedy to tragedy seamlessly. ★★★★
      Broadway Baby
    • It is difficult to imagine a play as important or as rewarding. ★★★★
      The Reviews Hub
    • Liam Brennan is both brilliant and heart-breaking as Pop Sheeran.
      The Scotsman
    • A powerful and affecting picture of distress and delusion.
      Sunday Herald
     
     

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