Diary of a Madman

Diary of a Madman

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Event Date
Date(s) - 16/09/2020
8:15 pm until 9:15 pm


Join us as Artistic Director, Darren Cheek revives his online (zoom) dramatic reading of Kelvin Segger’s adaptation of Gogol’s , “Diary of a Madman”

about Diary of a Madman

Disturbing, dark and funny by turns, this one-man show follows our protagonist’s diarised descent into insanity.  Diary of a Madman portrays a savage fall through anxiety, paranoia, hallucination and delusion into the depths of psychotic breakdown. Gogol’s consideration of what we deem as ‘madness’, the mapping of symptoms, the subjective experience of mental illness, the unshakable nature of delusion: all of these are as relevant today as they were in 1835.

“a powerhouse solo performance from Darren Cheek – restless and disturbed, as the script demands, but vulnerable enough to bring out the sadness at the story’s heart.  An absolute credit to all involved!”  @Fringe Guru

An added bonus, after the performance join Darren for a Q&A.

To book your zoom seat please email info@damncheek.co.uk .Please put Saltaire Festival in the subject line.Doors open at 8pm

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