DIARY OF A MADMAN By Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Howard Colyer.
He is a clerk; he feels himself to be a great man; others do not; between this gap his madness grows. He becomes difficult in the office; he becomes difficult at home. And, at last, his imperial ambition drives him abroad to Deptford – strange to say. Gogol’s classic short story adapted for the stage and transported to London.
Nikolai Gogol was born on 01 April 1809 in a village in the Ukraine, and died on 04 March 1852 in Moscow. Despite his short life he wrote stories, plays and one novel that made him famous throughout the world, and his popularity endures. His work combines comedy, absurdity and tragedy, and he stands at the head of a vital strain of Russian literature.
His best known plays are The Government Inspector and Marriage, but many of his short stories have been adapted for the stage countless times as they are eminently theatrical.
Cast: David Bromley
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
410 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2DH
Box office: www.brockleyjack.co.uk
or 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 booking charge for phone sales only)
26th to 30th August 2014
Performances Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm
Running Time: 55 minutes (no interval)
Tickets: £10, £8 conc. (Suitable for 14+)
Wednesday 16th July 2014