To mark World Mental Health Day, join us at The Engine Room for...
Over the Wall Picking Apples
The first piece of theatre we have ever presented, written and performed by Richard Crowe who has been a friend of ours for many years and used to be a part of the team at Bridgwater Arts Centre!
Directed by Ged Stephenson | Designed by Kasha Miller | Produced by Wassail Theatre Company
Happily married with a lovely house on the Somerset Levels, Richard could have settled down to life as a withy weaver, cider maker or llama farmer. But then the fish tank started singing to him –the same song over and over, day after day. It was enough to drive him mad.
This is the story of Richard’s response to all this: his admission into the mental health service, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, medication (the highs…the lows) and making sense of a lifetime lived over the wall picking apples.
Join Richard on his emotional roller-coaster as he squares up to the frightening, the furious and the funny sides of mad.
It’s no laughing matter – but it will make you laugh.
This show is suitable for ages 15+.
‘…a great piece of theatre, a brave and emotional performance, and a privilege to have shared’
OVER THE WALL PICKING APPLES has been developed with attention to the mental health needs of Richard, the team and audiences. Our approach to safeguarding audiences with mental health conditions includes:
+ A post-show discussion after every performance
+ Sign posting information in the free programme notes
+ A trigger warning sheet available before or after booking
+ Volunteers from Samaritans present at every show