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Mad for it

By West Briton  |  Posted: March 20, 2014

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AWARD-WINNING Lucy Ellinson (Grounded) leads the cast in an adaptation of Gogol's classic story Diary Of A Madman, simply called Mad Man, at The Drum, Plymouth, from Thursday to Saturday, April 5.

Chris Goode's new adaptation retains all of the original story's timeless capacity to startle, confound, disturb and delight. Mad Man is a bleakly beautiful and relentlessly gripping journey into a world spiralling out of control.

He's just a lowly bureaucrat. A pen-pusher. He knows the boss's daughter is way out of his league. He knows his deepest desires are unspeakable. That's just the way it has to be … until, that is, he starts to overhear the local dogs talking to each other.

Suddenly he realises that all the certainties that have kept him in his place are starting to unravel, betraying a series of previously unsuspected truths that will lead him ultimately to a profound and astonishing revelation about his own existence.

For further information go to www.theatreroyal.com/madman

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