Breaking the castle
Struggling actor David can’t get enough, of anything. Alcohol, drugs, women, gambling – whatever it takes to escape the bark of the black dog. Days and nights are lived through a thick haze of drugs, alcohol and Shakespeare’s soliloquies.
A comedy-drama embracing human complexity Breaking The Castle traverses mental illness, addiction, recovery and making a place for ourselves in this world.
Inspired by true events in the life of the playwright, this visceral, fierce, funny and uplifting tale features a tour-de-force performance from creator Peter Cook as a man yearning for connection.
‘Peter Cook delivers a captivating performance’ ★★★★★Three Weeks Edinburgh
‘A powerful and poignant production’ ★★★★★ London Theatre1
'A captivating and entrancing descent and rebirth’ ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
‘An extraordinary piece of writing’ ★★★★★ Arts Hub
‘Brave Theatre’ ★★★★ The Sydney Morning Herald
‘This one-man production may be the most significant theatre production audiences are ever likely to experience’ ★★★★★ City Hub
Performance dates: 7th - 11th November 2023
Performance time: 7:30pm
Tickets: £15 / £12