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VenueOld Red Lion
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From30th April 2019
To25th May 2019
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Wed,Sat Mats 15:00
What is currently on at Old Red Lion (V216)

Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem

Bromley Bedlam BethlehemT01323334601
The show follows three family members along three separate timelines, each detailing their own personal struggle with mental illness: Christmas Eve. 1948. Deep in the heart of Galway, Eamonn, the fattest baby you've ever seen, is found abandoned in a manger. 70 years later, after struggling to make amends with his estranged daughter Sarah and grandson Ben, one final and fateful action leaves the next two generations of his family reeling. These timelines intertwine and merge to show how each family member's experience of mental illness haunts the others. Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem explores the little-known but urgent issue of how mental illness can spread throughout multiple generations, creating fresh trauma in a society unforgiving of those who do not fit the mould. In doing so the play also touches on society's continued omerta around suicide and mental health, particularly within the Catholic Church and in families of Irish heritage.
Author Rachel Tookey

Archive :: production:T01323334601, play:S1457192142, venue:V216

Production details

Special Performances

  • 8 May 19 Relaxed


Producer Hannah Tookey (for Voxie Productions)
Director Thomas Martin
Music Hollie Buhagiar
Performer Daragh O'Malley (Eamonn)
Performer Madeleine Bowyer (Sarah)
Performer Daniel Rainford (Ben)

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