Diaries of Madmen


Famous farcical short story by one of the greatest Russian writers Nikolai Gogol, is a funny and brutal exploration of a civil servant's Poprishchin struggle to keep a grip on reality.
Diaries of Madmen at Cockpit Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Cockpit Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 5 February 2019
Closes: Sunday 10 February 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 10+

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Background


Director Konstantin Kamenski combined the stories of two civil servants, and together with the designer Irina Gluzman, explored the relationship between genius and madness, hopelessness and the desire to escape into the imaginary world.


Performed in Russian with English surtitles.


Synopsis


London based Russian theatre company Xameleon Theatre is back at The Cockpit with their brand new show.


Diaries of Madmen is based on Nikolai Gogol's novel Diary of a Madman and composer's Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's personal diaries.


Famous farcical short story by one of the greatest Russian writers Nikolai Gogol, is a funny and brutal exploration of a civil servant's Poprishchin struggle to keep a grip on reality.


Another civil servant Piotr Tchaikovsky, who later became one of Russia's most celebrated composers, also had a complicated relationship between his inner world and reality.


His personal diaries reveal his daunting self-doubt, suicidal thoughts and loneliness.


Madness might mean a failure to find your proper place in the world, or the compulsion to occupy a place to which you're not entitled.


Diaries of Madmen exposes a man's longing to find such a place for himself, a place where he is visible, where he matters, and above all, belongs.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 5 February 2019

Closes:Sunday 10 February 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
£25

Concessions:
£22 (early Bird £20)

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Cast


Oleg Sidorchik and Irina Kara

Creatives


Author: Based on Nikolai Gogol's novel
Director: Konstantin Kamensky
Designer: Irina Gluman
Production: Xameleon Theatre

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