Takin' Over the Asylum archiveA hilarious and profoundly moving adaptation of Donna Franceschild's cult 90's BBC TV series, revealing hope and joy in the fragile beauty of the human heart. When Ready Eddie McKenna, Soul Survivor and double glazing salesman, arrives to reinvigorate St Jude's defunct hospital radio station he turns more than the ramshackle station upside down. The whisky drinking would-be DJ meets the 19 year-old bipolar Campbell, schizophrenic electronic genius Fergus, OCD Rosalie and the elusive self-harming Francine. Fighting against illness and perception Eddie and the patients of St Jude's strive for their dreams to be accepted. Featuring a fantastic R&B soundtrack including Soul Man, Rainy Night In Georgia and Can't Get Next To You. World Premiere. Recommended for 12+


Iain Robertson, Brian Vernel, Caroline Paterson, Helen Mallon, Grant O'Rourke, Martin McCormick, Molly Innes, Gayle Madine, Gregor Firth, Lucy Hollis


Author: Donna Franceschild
Producer(s): Citizens Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre
Director: Mark Thomson
Design: Alex Lowde
Lighting: Chris Davey
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Takin' Over the Asylum

Takin' Over the Asylum (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0431705427. Details of all Takin' Over the Asylum archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0921897764

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13 Mar 13
6 Apr 13
Royal Lyceum Theatre
15 Feb 13
9 Mar 13
Citizens Theatre

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