Bedlam

  • Character: May
  • Directed by: Jessica Swayle
  • Written by: Nell Leyshon
  • Other cast: Jason Baugham, Phil Cheadle, Sam Crane…
  • Premiere date: September 2010
  • Running time: 2h 50min
  • Theatre/Producer: The Globe Theatre, London
Storyline

Set in the notorious 18th Century lunatic asylum that gives the play its name, Bedlam is the story of how a cruel and unusual institution starts to crumble, after the arrival of an unassuming country girl.

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Reviews

« Among the cast, Jason Baughan gives a memorably sinister turn as the drunken Bedlam boss, while Rose Leslie proves genuinely poignant as the beautiful country girl driven mad by lost love. » (The Telegraph)

« Finty Williams is superb as a witty young widow, and Rose Leslie invests Leyshon’s regurgitation of Ophelia with the same ethereal dignity as when she impressed in last year’s BBC drama, New Town. Leslie seems effortlessly captivating, her other-worldliness well matched by James Lailey’s puckish Tom-O-Bedlam. » (The Spectator)