Damn Cheek bring Gogol to Buxton - second chance to see

Damn Cheek are delighted to be repeating our successful Zoom production of ‘Diary of a Madman. As part of Buxton Fringe’s on line year. Building on our run of lockdown successes, Damn Cheek’s contribution is a reading of Kelvin Segger’s dramatisation of Gogol’s celebrated short story. Disturbing, dark and funny by turns, this one-man show follows our protagonist’s diarised descent into insanity. ‘Diary of a Madman’ portrays a savage fall through anxiety, paranoia, hallucination and delusion into the depths of psychotic breakdown. Gogol’s consideration of what is deemed to be ‘madness’; the mapping of symptoms, the subjective experience of madness outlined, the unshakable nature of delusion are all as relevant today as when the short story was published in 1835. A tour de force from Darren Cheek, we are excited that this evening will be directed and hosted by Willie Elliott.

Founded in 2016, and originating in conversations in a Buxton pub, Damn Cheek Productions seek to encourage storytelling which explores political and philosophical issues in an entertaining and thought provoking way. Recent work includes a three week run of the Wakefield Mystery Play in Great Malvern, an exploration of Brexit in The Speech, the uses and abuses of celebrity in Sex is Another Language and dinner theatre with Blessed Assurance. During lockdown we have produced a range of plays and workshops on Zoom and we are currently planning a community based Mystery Play for Gateshead.

Diary of a Madman features co-founder and co-artistic director Darren Cheek and is free to view, although donations are welcome.

The second performance of Diary of a Madman will be live at 8.30 Thursday July 16th. Email info@damncheek.co.uk to get your Zoom link and attend

Donations on www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/damn-cheek

Enquiries: Darren Cheek on darrenecheek@aol.com or 07956 891110

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