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About this show

18th-century London, noisy and chaotic. Bedlam - the city's ancient hospital for the insane - is under the influence of Dr Sidney Carew for whom profit and lechery come before prevention or cure. But with the arrival of a lovely country girl and the appointment of a more enlightened governor, Carew's inhuman regime starts to crumble, along with his own sanity. With a cast of doctors, patients, poets, christians and cannibals, and set against an anarchic backdrop of binge drinkers and ballad singers, Bedlam is an asylum for lust, rage, comedy, song and romance.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Shakespeare's Globe, London