Bright

2002

Polly Wiseman's play about a young woman's treatment at the hands of the mental health system shocked and delighted in equal measure when it was produced at Soho Theatre in a co-production with Fireraisers, directed by Joint Artistic Director Paul Jepson.

‘…an extraordinary account of bipolar disorder, or manic depression…her writing sears and burns.’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.

‘…the play crackles with tension and pain.’ Ian John, The Times.

‘…written in an unflinchingly raw and abrasive style, which superbly conveys the feeling of being out of control…it is both excruciating and full of wisdom.
…a stonking example of hard hitting experiential theatre…an exceptionally humane piece of theatre’.
Aleks Sierz, The Stage.

The show was critics choice in the Independent and the Guardian.