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.
It’s smart, engaging and often very funny
The performances are exemplary