by Owen Baxter
8th - 10th August
John Thaw Studio
Part of our John Thaw Initiative Graduate Season 2019
A one-man show set on a council estate.
Based on a true story, The Mad House talks about the funny, dark, light, joyful and devastating aspects of being one of five children brought up on benefits by a single mother and having a big dream. Facing rejection after rejection and doubts from others but still having relentless self-belief. Working crappy jobs to pay for drama school auditions. Being obsessed with Barbra Streisand and Glee. Having a family that avoids the TV Licence. Navigating teenage years and unreciprocated love. Facing feelings of sexuality alongside all of this.