Weeping at her mother’s performance, having her plays produced by her father and writing plays inspired by her own mental health troubles – watch Rosalind Blessed opening up about her productions The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People and Lullabies for the Lost then book your tickets!
The dramas run in repertoire at the Old Red Lion Theatre until to 1 February 2020.
The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People is a study of domestic abuse. It asks what causes a mind to unravel and why we don’t recognise the dangers lurking under our own roofs until it’s too late. This is not a story of a monster and a victim – life is not that simple.
In Lullabies for the Lost, eight souls come together to share their secret stories as they desperately try to escape their self-created limbo. Looking at modern mental health and exploring depression, social anxiety, childlessness, hoarding and eating disorders, Lullabies for the Lost remains full of humour and ultimately hope, especially when there’s a helping paw to hold.
Lullabies for the Lost rehearsal gallery
Blessed stars in both shows. The writer and performer is joined in The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People by Duncan Wilkins, while the Lullabies for the Lost cast includes Blessed, her mother Hildegard Neil, Kate Tydman, Chris Pybus, Helen Bang, Liam Mulvey, Nick Murphy and Chris Porter.
When The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People opens at the Old Red Lion, it will mark a return to the venue where it originally received a public reading. It subsequently enjoyed a six-week run at the Courtyard Theatre, when London Theatre 1 said it had “the potential to save lives”.
The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People and Lullabies for the Lost run in rep at the Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NJ from 7 January to 1 February 2019, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays 7.30pm, Matinees Saturday and Sunday 3pm. Tickets are priced £16.50 (£12.50 during previews). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!
Rosalind Blessed talks to London Live about The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People and Lullabies for the Lost
Returning to the stage with her two plays ‘The Delights of Dogs’ and ‘Lullabies for the Lost’. @RosalindBlessed is performing at @ORLTheatre alongside her mother, Hildegard Neil, and her father, @brianblessed, is executive producer. Rosalind told @AliciaEdwards more. pic.twitter.com/ubu6gHlsor
— London Live (@LondonLive) January 8, 2020