Where: The Old Joint Stock, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham, B2 5NY
£: 10 (8 Concessions)
What is it?
Little Earthquake presents Gogol’s Madman by Gareth Nicholls. It features new music by Hu McEvoy and is based on ‘Diary of a Madman’ by Nikolai Gogol. Saddled with a surname meaning pimple, hounded by talking dogs, and harassed by his plate-smashing mother, life is hard for St. Petersburg’s most misunderstood lonely heart. When Poprishchin falls truly, deeply…and madly in love, reason and order fall spectacularly apart.
Using the company’s trademark transformation of everyday objects into the stuff of nightmares, Little Earthquake presents an inventive, highly charged stage version of Gogol’s story, recently voted by Penguin as one of the best books ever written.
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