DOI: 10.5040/9781350019713.00000003
Scenes: 20. Roles: Male (3) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

Pop Sheeran, proudly shouldering the family trade of restoring the Forth Bridge, is about to lose it all. A global corporation has bought this Scottish icon, bringing with them innovative new paint. How will Pop fight back when he realises he’s painting himself out of a job?

Diary of a Madman is a sharply political, witty new adaptation of Gogol’s classic story, reimagined in a contemporary Scotland on the brink of voting for independence. The play received its world premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 5 August 2016 before opening at the Gate Theatre, London, in September 2016.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Al Smith

ISBN: 9781350019706

Series: Modern Plays

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