Stalking the Bogeyman

Southwark Playhouse, London
Stalking the Bogeyman
Southwark Playhouse, London
Our Review 4 / 5

Based on an extraordinary true story, Stalking the Bogeyman follows renowned journalist David Holthouse’s secret plot to murder the man who raped him when he was seven years old, and highlights the complexities of childhood sexual assault. The play is based on an article published in 2004 by Holthouse and later adapted into a story for the popular US radio programme ‘ThisAmerican Life.’

Previews from |
13th July 2016
Opening date |
15th July 2016
Booking from |
27th May 2020
Available until |
6th August 2016
Closes |
6th August 2016
Run time |
1 Hour 25 Mins
Markus Potter & David Holthouse with additional writing by Santino Fontana, Shane Zeigler and Shane Stokes.
David Adkin and NewYorkRep in association with Joel Fisher, Adam Richman and The Telling Company
Markus Potter
Rob Casey
David Gregory
Rachel Stone
Rachel Stone
Cast list:
Gerard McCarth, Glynis Barber, Geoffrey Towers, Russ Bain, John Moraitis, Amy Van Nostrand
Other info:
Original Music by Eric T. Lawson

Southwark Playhouse Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough

Customer reviews

Our Review of Stalking the Bogeyman


Whilst many would argue that theatre's primary motive is to entertain, the best type of theatre, in my opinion, challenges the way you think and makes you see the world through the eyes of another person. Markus Potter and David Holthouse's gripping and harrowing drama Stalking the Bogeyman does just this, and whilst it runs the risk of trivialising the text to label it as anyway entertaining, it's a necessary and thought-provoking insight into the true story of a man who is forced... Read more

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