A dark look at the human cost of daytime talk shows.
about the production
Bedlam looks at the world of daytime television and the process by which members of the public are prepared to go on these shows, known as "talking up". Guests are separated and baited to produce the explosive showdowns that these programmes are famous for. Following the death of a guest on the Jeremy Kyle show, a Parliamentary enquiry was set up to look into these programmes but it was shelved before any recommendations were made. We think the public should be shown what producers of these shows did to vulnerable members of the public.
about the artist
We are an award-winning theatre company from Manchester that writes and devises our own work. Our productions have been seen at the Lowry, HOME, Whitworth Art Gallery, Bluecoat theatre, Roundabout theatre, Old fire station and the CLF Art Café.
width: 6 metres
height: 3 metres
depth: 4 metres
flexible staging to suit most studio spaces. The set has 2 full size sofas.
An original, skilfully put together production, Bedlam turns the spotlight neatly back on to its audience to ask some interesting and uncomfortable questions about trust, relationships and human nature.
Post show discussions and writing workshops available.