In 1887, pioneering undercover journalist Nellie Bly faked insanity to infiltrate Blackwell Women’s Asylum in New York City to expose the brutal treatment of it patients and bring justice to those society had chosen to forget.
From the creative team that made Moby Dick, So it Goes Theatre brings Nellie Bly’s incredible true story to life with their irreverent humour and spectacular video design. So it Goes Theatre are an offie nominated, New Diorama Emerging Company 2019-2020.
Please note Ten Days in a Madhouse contains scenes of an adult nature, including nudity.
It contains strobe lighting, and some upsetting scenes including physical and mental abuse.
Press for previous productions
So It Goes modern take on Herman Melville’s classic novel is a triumph. Douglas Baker’s adaptation condenses the story into an action-packed 80 minutes that adds a 21st century worldview but still celebrates Melville’s prose and themes… This is a masterclass in modernising and revitalising a classic – grab a ticket while you can. ★★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
the show miraculously manages not only to remain faithful to the essence of this literary leviathan, but to make it fresh and accessible though the inventive use of projections, Baker’s own video design and some corking sea shanties… Technically slick, the lighting, sound, music and movement coalesce to create a West End experience in miniature, overseen by Douglas Baker’s direction. This format for Moby Dick neutralises the dense 19th Century prose without losing some of its finer passages, whilst delivering quite the topical punch. ★★★★★ Spy in the Stalls
A mesmerising yet disconcerting, triumphant piece of theatre. ★★★★★ London Theatre 1 on Dante’s Divine Comedy
This is one of those visionary and exciting productions that proves the worth of pub theatre. ★★★★★ Reviews Hub on Dante’s Divine Comedy
An intense and riveting production. ★★★★★ London Pub Theatres on Dante’s Divine Comedy
Both provocative and shocking. ★★★★★ Remote Goat on Dante’s Divine Comedy