ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Lullabies Of Broadmoor – Wilderness (Stepping Out Theatre and Chrysalis Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Part of a quartet of closely linked plays, ‘Wilderness’ tells the true story of Dr William Chester Minor, a brilliant but troubled man incarcerated in Broadmoor for murdering an innocent man during a paranoid delusion. Stepping Out Theatre produces work exclusively dealing with mental health issues, and their experience shows, as Minor’s condition is authentically realised. It is examined through his relationships with his guard and victim’s widow, both in reality and within the confines of Minor’s mind. Also shown is his relationship with his victim’s ghost. It’s compelling stuff, performed by a strong cast. Genuinely moving one moment and darkly funny the next, this is a great way to round off your Festival day.

C, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 26, 27 Aug, times vary, £6.50 – £10.50, fpp278.
tw rating 4/5