A Rat, A Rat by Chloe Yates
Running for 3 weeks at the Golden Goose Theatre, Camberwell, this Women's Prize for Playwrighting shortlisted play features an all female cast & crew, and shines a light on how we look after each other when institutions fail us.
Address:Golden Goose Theatre
146 Camberwell New Road
Post code:SE5 0RR
Tickets:Tickets £15/£12 concessions
Open hours:Tues-Sat, shows start 7:30pm
Theatre bar open from 6:30pm.
DescriptionCharlie has just turned 18. Whilst most would be out enjoying their newly-found adult liberties, Charlie is stuck in a white room with a bed without sheets, a window that doesn't open, and a rat. She has to adapt fast to this new, sterile world of the adult psychiatric unit if she is to convince anyone that she is well enough to go home to her waiting mum, Vicky. Under the care her over-worked and under-trained key worker Jenny, she learns quickly that she is pretty much on her own. Until Kim turns up.
This electric new play shines a piercing light into the gaping structural holes of our mental health system, questioning how we as individuals care for one another when our institutions fail us.
This production is supported by Stepping Out Theatre, The Golden Goose Theatre and Arts Council England.
By Bus:Nearest Bus stop: Vassal Road (36, 185, 436, N136)
By Tube:Nearest tube station: Oval (Northern Line)
Access for wheelchair users
Assistance dogs welcome
Level access toilet
Positive about disabled people