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A gripping true story about an actor’s on-stage meltdown from Actors Touring Company.

Hilarious, touching and utterly bonkers. Actor Mark Lockyer shares his gripping true story of an actor living life on the edge, from his on-stage meltdown as Mercutio at the Royal Shakespeare Company to his fiery relationships and ultimate recovery.

Mark Lockyer trained at RADA. For the last 30 years he’s been at the National Theatre, RSC, Old Vic, Young Vic and the Royal Court working with Ken Campbell, Mark Rylance and Sam Mendes.

Supported by the Mental Health Foundation

Actors Touring Company

Circle Studio

Running Time

1hr 15min no interval


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Recommended 14+ for some strong language

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

Cast & Creative Team >


Writer - Mark Lockyer
Director - Ramin Gray


“brutally funny account of mental illness”
The Guardian ★★★★

“Lockyer has one hell of a story, and he tells it rivetingly well”
The Times ★★★★



Friday 20 October
Stay after the show for a free discussion event with Mark Lockyer and Andrew Eaton-Lewis about the issues explored in this play.