Diary of a Madman
From the short story by Nikolai Gogol
Director: Sinead Rushe
Actor: Robert Bowman
Roland Melia - Composer
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 civil Service of 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.
This project is supported with a grant from Arts Council Wales.
"Robert Bowman perfectly encapsulates a range of emotions as we watch him unravel before our eyes and head deeper and deeper into a fantasy world."
- Western Mail
"...raw power and intensity."
- Nick Capaldi Chief Executive Arts Council for Wales, Western Mail
|23-25 May, 8pm||Sherman Cymru, Cardiff||www.shermancymru.co.uk||029 2064 6900|
|29 May, 7.45pm||Torch Theatre, Milford Haven||www.torchtheatre.co.uk||01646 695 267|
|1 June, 8.30pm||Hay Festival||www.hayfestival.org||01497 822 629|
|5 June, 7.45pm||Aberystwyth Arts Centre||www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk||01970 62 32 32|
|6 June, 7.45pm||Riverfront||www.newport.gov.uk/theriverfront||01633 656 757|
|7 June, 7.30pm||Pontardawe Arts Centre||www.nptartsandents.co.uk||01792 863 722|
|13 June, 7.45pm||Taliesin Arts Centre||www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk||01792 602 060|
|18 June, 7.30pm||Galeri, Caernarfon||www.galericaernarfon.com/theatre||01286 685 250|
|05-06 July, 8.15pm||Tobacco Factory, Bristol||www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com||0117 902 0344|
|10 July, 7.30pm||Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli||www.carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk||0845 226 3510|
|03-25 August, 4pm||Venue 13, Edinburgh Festival Fringe||www.venue13.com||07075 161 620|