Diary of a Madman

Diary of a Madman

2 no. saves icon · Contemporary, Fringe Theatre

“I was born with a bomb in my head. You can’t know what it’s like to constantly fear your own mind”


Pop Sheeran shoulders the family trade of restoring Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail Bridge with pride. In Pop’s head lurks an illness that has been kept stable by modern medicine, his loving wife, and teenage daughter. But his stability, family and sanity are threatened when he discovers that his bridge has been put up for sale. To make matters worse, a young Englishman arrives at his home catching the eye of his teenage daughter.

Al Smith’s Diary of a Madman is the portrait of a man spiralling towards insanity, when his senses of personal, professional and national identity are all challenged.

Critic reviews

It’s smart, engaging and often very funny

The Stage

The performances are exemplary


A highlight

Financial Times

Date & time

Show ended
Mon 5 Sep - Sun 24 Sep, Mon - Sat, 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mats at 3pm.


11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill Gate W11 3HQ London, UK · Get Directions
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