Living Pictures present Diary of a Madman
1830s Russia. Poprishchin is in his 40’s – a low ranking civil servant for the Government, struggling to make his mark on life, but one day he makes an amazing discovery. Could he really be the next King of Spain?
Driven insane by government bureaucracy and hierarchy, Gogol’s dark comedy exposes one man’s reality spiralling deeper into a surreal fantasy world.
Considered by many to be Gogol’s best work, Diary of a Madman, is set in St Petersberg, among the petty repressed Tsarist Russia.
Directed by Sinead Rushe (Olivier Award nominee) this one man show, performed by Robert Bowman (Sherman Cymru, Bristol Old Vic, RSC) is a timeless piece that explores the human condition when it comes face to face with it’s own mortality.
‘Robert Bowman’s portrayal of the eponymous narrator of Gogol’s story stood out. Here was acting of raw power and intensity that will long live on in my memory’
Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive Arts Council Wales,
in his 2011 review for the Western Mail
‘While it may now be almost 200 years old, the story will resonate with so many, remains timeless … gripping stuff’
Karen Price, Western Mail
£8 / £6 (concessions)