“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!
With no topic too grim, too unsettling or embarrassing, Lullabies for the Lost gives a voice to the unsayable and has insights to spare about the human condition.
Lullabies For the Lost is one of two plays by Rosalind Blessed about mental health that are being performed in rep at the Old Red Lion.
The content of Lullabies for the Lost and The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People is intensely real and raw and shines a spotlight on a variety of mental health issues in a very personal but accessible way.
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!
What can you expect from Rosalind Blessed’s tale of lost souls, Lullabies for the Lost, which comes to the Old Red Lion Theatre alongside The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People next year? There’s a hint in these brand new rehearsal images. Take a look, then book your tickets.
As she prepares to bring two plays, The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People and Lullabies for the Lost, to the Old Red Lion Theatre, Rosalind Blessed tells us about the personal experiences that inspired them and why dogs are so important to her. Read the interview, then book those tickets.
Two plays by Rosalind Blessed, The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People, and Lullabies for the Lost, will open the Old Red Lion Theatre’s 2020, featuring a cast including the playwright and her mother Hildegard Neil. Book those tickets now!
Towards Zero is a play I wasn’t familiar with if I’m honest, but if it isn’t the best known of Agatha Christie’s works, it does have a reputation as the best of her stage adaptations.
There are no overblown performances or histrionics in The Unexpected Guest, but, instead a pacey and engaging thriller with terrific turns by the entire ensemble.
Expertly directed by Brian Blessed, this charming quintessentially British murder mystery is a thoroughly enjoyable evening out.
Next up in our Spotlight feature is The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People, which plays Edinburgh Festival from 4 – 26 August 2017. I caught up with writer and actor Rosalind Blessed.