“Occasionally, a piece of theatre comes along which leaves you blindsided” – Bloggers have been full of praise for Rosalind Blessed’s pair of plays exploring mental health, The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People and Lullabies for the Lost. Take a look at what they’ve been saying, then book your tickets!
The dramas run in repertoire at Islington’s 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.
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.
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. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!
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