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The Inhabitants of the Moon are Noses / Diary of a Madman

Written by Nikolai Gogol / Steve Hennessy
Directed by Andy Burden

19 Sep 2006 to 30 Sep 2006
Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol

03 Apr 2007 to 28 Apr 2007
Blue Elephant Theatre, London

03 May 2007 to 04 May 2007
Rondo Theatre, Bath

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Do noses really live on the moon?

The thin line between imagination and madness.

A new adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's dark, hilarious masterpiece together with Steve Hennessy's acclaimed new play about Gogol's life.

The complete text of 'The Inhabitants of the Moon are Noses' was published in the summer 2007 issue of 'Plays International' with photos by Ian Wilmot.

A video / DVD of this production in a special souvenir case is available from Stepping Out Theatre Company priced at £10 (includes package and posting).

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Martin Aukland, Julia Gwynne, Sebastian Steiger


Director / Lighting Designer - Andy Burden
Designer - Peter Liddiard
Costume - Penn O'Gara
Graphic Design - Ann Stiddard
Photography - Ian Wilmot
Technician - Frazer Riches


" . . Hennessy deserves a bigger audience. He has triumphantly succeeded, at least with this reviewer, in stimulating renewed interest in the work of an unusual man. He has bathed Gogol in the moon's reflected glow: the line between imagination and madness is indeed very thin."
 Vera Liber, Plays International

"Stepping Out Theatre should be commended for an outstanding production and a worthy addition to its valuable body of work on mental health issues."
 Kate Britten, The Stage


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