Ten Days in a Madhouse
by Nellie Bly adapted by Douglas Baker
produced by So it Goes Theatre
“I said I could, and I would. And I did.”
1887, New York. Reporter Nellie Bly, the pioneer of investigative journalism, fakes insanity and is admitted to an asylum to expose the treatment of its patients. Her report shocked the world and shone a light on those society had chosen to forget.
Ten Days in a Madhouse is a warning to us all – reminding us that true power is not measured by how institutions impose authority, but by the compassion they show, especially in moments of crisis.
From the award-nominated creative team that produced Moby Dick, So it Goes Theatre brings Nellie Bly’s incredible true story to life with irreverent humour, immersive sound and spectacular video design.
Wearing provided headphones, the audience will be transported inside the head of Nellie Bly as she undergoes a terrifying and life-changing journey.
PRESS for this production:
“An ambitious and devastating production. Unmissable.” ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
“Haunting… A powerful story expertly told… An experience like no other.” ★★★★ London Pub Theatres
“In every sense a quite remarkable production.” ★★★★ Reviewsgate
“So It Goes have made something very special.” Southwark News
“Lindsay Huebner commands the stage with a magnetic elegance.” London Theatre1
“A powerful solo performance. This is an innovative and effective piece of theatre that asks important questions… Well worth a visit. Theatre Things
“Lindsey Huebner is outstanding as Nellie Bly.” British Theatre Guide
“Original, inventive and engaging.” Everything Theatre
NOMINATED FOR THREE OFF WEST END AWARDS: Sound Design, Video Design, Director
NOMINATED FOR A STANDING OVATION AWARD, London Pub Theatres.
Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly
Adaptation: Douglas Baker
Director: Douglas Baker
Lighting Design: Jonathan Simpson
Sound Design: Calum Perrin
Video Design: Douglas Baker
Movement Director: Matthew Coulton
Producer: Lucie Regan
Assistant Producer: Fiona Kelly
Production Photography: The Ocular Creative
Lindsey Huebner as Nellie Bly
Voice cast: Fiona Kelly, Shemi Olaniran, Catherine Addy, Rob Peacock, Edward Spence