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The Mad House

The Mad House

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.