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Diary of a Madman

Diary of a Madman


25 - 26 October


£12 | Concessions: £10
Under 25s: Half Price

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Post show talk: 25 October

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Diary of a Madman

1830s Russia. Poprishchin is in his 40s - 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 Sinéad 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.


Show Times

Diary of a Madman - Theatre 2

Thursday 25 October 8pm
Friday 26 October 8pm


'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

'acting of raw power and intensity.'
Nick Capaldi in the Western Mail

Cast & Team

By Nikolai Gogol

Sinéad Rushe

Robert Bowman


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