Why See The Diary of a Madman?
Based on Gogol's short story, the play centers "on the life of a minor civil servant, Poprischin, in the repressive era of Nicholas I.
A burnt-out paper-pusher who ekes out a meager living in czarist St. Petersburg, Poprischin spends his days doing menial tasks, anxious and teetering on the brink of lunacy. Or is it lucidity?
Immobilized by a rigid social hierarchy, Poprischin cuts adrift from reality: hallucinating a canine love affair, imagining himself well above his station, and conjuring entire realms both incredible and terrifying.
Deeper and deeper he sinks into delusion, and - thanks to astonishing performances of Rush and breakthrough Australian actress Yael Stone (2011 Sydney Theater Award for Best Supporting Actress in The Diary of a Madman) - we, too, are eventually subsumed by a world in which reality is, at best, relative.
Previews from 11th February 2011
Closes 12th March 2011
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Opening night: 11 February 2011
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