Project Description

Voted by Penguin Books as one of the greatest stories ever written, Little Earthquake presents an inventive, high-charged stage version of Nikolai Gogol’s Diary Of A Madman.

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MADMAN

A LITTLE EARTHQUAKE PRODUCTION

The initial tour of Madman was funded by
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

Set materials were supplied by
PATTERNS (DERBY) LTD

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Little Earthquake invites you to experience the world according to Poprishchin. Saddled with a surname meaning pimple, hounded by talking dogs, and harassed by his plate-smashing mother, life is hard for St Petersburg’s most misunderstood lonely heart.

Voted by Penguin Books as one of the best stories ever written, Little Earthquake presents an inventive, highly-charged stage version of Gogol’s gripping story. Using the company’s trademark transformation of everyday objects into the stuff of nightmares, watch as reason and order fall spectacularly apart, while Poprishchin falls truly, deeply… and madly in love.

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer, Performer & Director | Gareth Nicholls
Assistant Director & Dramaturge | Philip Holyman
Set and Props Design & Construction | Nicholas Nicholls
Costume Design | Tracey Dolby
Additional Costume Design | Barbara Nicholls
Music | Huey McEvoy
Lighting Design | Matthew Harper
Medical & Psychology Adviser | Dr Leanne Nicholls
Photograph of ‘Sophie’ | Miriam Hughes

FOR LITTLE EARTHQUAKE

Co-Directors | Gareth Nicholls and Philip Holyman