Presented by the Actor’s Touring Company, Living With The Lights On is a show focusing on the issue of mental health, as seen through one man’s eyes. Written and performed by Mark Lockyer, this one-man show will be playing at Liverpool’s Lantern Theatre on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th March 2016, as part of a UK tour. TICKETS
It’s 1995. Mark Lockyer is playing Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet in Stratford-Upon-Avon. On a sunny afternoon he has nothing to do so decides to get out of town and go for a walk along the bank of the River Avon. But an encounter along the way changes everything and from that point, Mark starts to lose control of his life as he abandons a promising career and embarks on a journey along a pathway to hell.
Living with the Lights On is Mark’s story – a terrifying roller coaster ride that takes him through the medical and criminal justice systems, through prison and hospital and on towards eventual recovery. It also shows that mental illness can happen to anyone, that the bipolar mind is not a deficient one and that, with the right treatment, there can be a life beyond it.
A gripping tale of a life lived on the edge and a personal memoir as moving as it is funny and as brutal as it is true, make sure you catch this profound one-man show at the Lantern Theatre next month. Tickets on sale now.
LIVING WITH THE LIGHTS ON
Friday 10 & Saturday 11 March 2016
57 Blundell Street