Takin’ Over The Asylum

Edinburgh People's Theatre proudly presents the bittersweet comedy 'Takin' Over The Asylum' at Church Hill Theatre in May.

Takin’ Over The Asylum

About Takin’ Over The Asylum

Takin’ Over The Asylum by Donna Franceschild

We are loonies! And we are proud!

When Ready Eddie McKenna, Soul Survivor and double-glazing salesman, arrives to re-launch a defunct hospital radio station in a psychiatric unit, he turns more than the ramshackle station upside-down. The whisky drinking would-be DJ meets the irrepressible Campbell whose dreams seem untouched by reality, the hyper-organised Rosalie who is fighting a one-woman war against germs, the electronic genius Fergus whose voices tell him he’s a stupid bastard, and the brittle and self-destructive Francine.

As the patients battle with perception and prejudice as much as illness, Eddie, armed only with his soul music record collection, transforms their lives as well as his own.

“Franceschild’s bittersweet comedy… stands as a metaphor for authoritarian oppression… Behind Franceshild’s brash, confrontational jokes is a plea for understanding of the damage done by circumstance.” - The Guardian

“Great writing, good music, a collection of fabulous characters… and a well structured story.” - Whatsonstage.com

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