Based on performer Nell Hardy’s own lived experiences of homelessness and mental health hospitalisation, NoMad is a poetic, dizzying journey through the dissociated mind of one woman who has fallen through society’s cracks too many times.
Date(s) - 19/07/2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Crescent Theatre
There’s a bed for me in a psychiatric ward.
So no, they can’t tick the box for homeless.
I’ve been ready for discharge for months.
So no, they can’t tick the box for madness, either.
No, I’m not mad.
No. I’m not mad.
And they don’t have a box to tick for a NoMad.
Performed by Nell Hardy (using her signature blend of whimsy and intensity), her solo show NoMad based on her own lived experiences of homelessness and mental health hospitalisation is a poetic, dizzying journey through the dissociated mind of one woman who has fallen through society’s cracks too many times.
With devastating authenticity, disarming humour and, ultimately, hope, the show demands the question: who gets to decide what madness is in a society that treats people like this?
“An original and promising voice in British theatre.” Teunkie Van Der Sluijs, Creative Associate at the Young Vic
★★★★ “Hardy’s heartbreakingly honest portrayal radiates truth and desperation …– it will change you.” A Younger Theatre
★★★★ “made me positively itch to get back into a theatre” London City Nights
★★★★”A challenging and engrossing production that leaves no stone unturned” London Theatre 1
“a mercurial, knotty and raw look at what it means to be homeless by the incredible Nell Hardy. I was blown away” Milly Thomas, actor-writer of ‘Dust’
Recommended for 14+
Performances on Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th July at 7pm.
Tickets £11 (£8 concessions). To book click here.
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