Ten Days in a Madhouse
“I said I could, and I would. And I did.”
1887, New York. Reporter Nellie Bly, the pioneer of investigative journalism, fakes insanity and is admitted to an asylum to expose the treatment of its patients. Her report shocked the world and shone a light on those society had chosen to forget.
Ten Days in a Madhouse is a warning to us all – reminding us that true power is not measured by how institutions impose authority, but by the compassion they show, especially in moments of crisis.
From the award-nominated creative team that produced Moby Dick, So it Goes Theatre brings Nellie Bly’s incredible true story to life with irreverent humour, immersive sound and spectacular video design.
Wearing provided headphones, the audience will be transported inside the head of Nellie Bly as she undergoes a terrifying and life-changing journey.
Please note this production contains intermittent flashing imagery.
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES: Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th & Wednesday 22nd June.
The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Rd, London SE4 2DH
Tue 14 Jun to Sat 2 July