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Living With The Light’s On at St Margaret’s House

Living With The Light's OnLiving With The Light’s On with post-performance Q&A.
A superb one-man show, written and performed by RSC actor Mark Lockyer, on his experiences surviving and living with bipolar disorder. A must see!

The Story
Meet Mark.
The thing is I’ve got myself into a bit of a mess…

Mark’s an actor.
I keep forgetting my lines. I’ve left my girlfriend and I’m beginning to stink.

Mark was an actor.
And to make matters worse I’ve met the Devil.

Hilarious, touching and utterly bonkers, Living with the Lights On is a gripping story of a life lived at the edge.

Living with the Lights On is a critically acclaimed play written and performed by Mark Lockyer. 30 years ago, Mark was a promising young actor getting juicy roles at the National and the RSC. Then, one summer in Stratford, his world fell apart.

During a performance of Romeo and Juliet, Mark – playing the mercurial Mercutio – had a Breakdown.

This is a play about surviving and living with bipolar disorder. We go on a moving – and often absurdly hilarious – journey with Mark through relationship breakdowns encounters with the justice system and the mental health system. It’s a story filled with humour, tragedy – and a happy ending.

Living with the Lights On has toured since 2016, gathering acclaim and moving audiences wherever it is performed – from Bristol to Barcelona – and including two sell-out runs at the Young Vic.

Mark Lockyer’s career spans three decades and includes leading roles at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Vic, the Young Vic, and the Royal Court. Mark was most recently seen as Danaos in The Suppliant Women, Iago in Othello (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory/ETT) and Subtle in The Alchemist for the RSC.

A post-performance Q&A session
After the show, there will be a 20-minute Q&A session with Mark Lockyer and Jenni Regan from London Arts and Health Forum, with more to confirm.

Covid-19 Guidance
Before attending this event, please read our guidance on ways in which you can help reduce the risk of Covid-19 whilst at St Margaret’s House.

This is a mask-wearing event. All theatregoers at St Margaret’s House are required to bring a face mask with them to be worn during the show.

For any enquiries or questions about our Living with the Lights on performances contact programme@stmargaretshouse.org.uk.

TIME: 7:30PM


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