Plays about the theatre can sometimes be dangerous territory. Whilst workplace comedies and their occupational hazards often provide ample comic potential, in both character and situation, plays about the art of acting and performing can sometimes feel exclusive and artificial. The historical truth and combination of real-life dramatis personae, which ranges from David Garrick to Benjamin Franklin and King George III, lend weight to this outrageously funny historical drama that... Read more
Cast includes Simon Russell Beale as Samuel Foote Adored by many, despised by some, Foote finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press... and a surgeon's knife. And in an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage - from Benjamin Franklin to David Garrick - begin to wonder: does fame make you mad?