Gogol’s madman diary gets second Buxton reading
6 July 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme
Damn Cheek Productions is to repeat its online reading of Kelvin Segger’s dramatisation of Nikolai Gogol’s Diary of a Madman as part of Buxton Fringe.
The company’s co-founder and co-artistic director Darren Cheek features in the one-man show which is “by turns disturbing, dark and funny”.
Directed by Willie Elliott, Diary of a Madman portrays “a savage fall through anxiety, paranoia, hallucination and delusion in the depths of psychotic breakdown”. Gogol’s consideration of what is deemed to be madness is “as relevant today as when the short story was published in 1835”.