Gogol’s madman diary gets second Buxton reading

Published: 6 July 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Repeat performance: Diary of a Madman

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”.

The second performance of Diary of a Madman will be live at 8:30PM on Thursday 16 July. E-mail [email protected] to get a link to Zoom. Donations can be made at the Damn Cheek Just Giving web site.