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Over The Wall Picking Apples

Sun 03 Nov 2019 | 6:30pm | £10 (£8)*

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WASSAIL THEATRE COMPANY and RICHARD CROWE proudly present

Over The Wall Picking Apples

+ Post-Show Discussion


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Happily married with a lovely house on the Somerset Levels, Richard could have settled down to life as a withy weaver, cider maker or llama farmer. But then the fish tank started singing to him –the same song over and over, day after day. It was enough to drive him mad.

This is the story of Richard’s response to all this: his admission into the mental health service, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, medication (the highs…the lows) and making sense of a lifetime lived over the wall picking apples.

Join Richard on his emotional roller-coaster as he squares up to the frightening, the furious and the funny sides of mad.

It’s no laughing matter – but it will make you laugh.

Over The Wall Picking Apples has been developed with attention to the mental health needs of Richard, the team and audiences. Our approach to safeguarding audiences with mental health conditions includes:

  • A post-show discussion after every performance
  • Sign-posting information in the free programme notes
  • A trigger warning sheet available before or after booking
  • Volunteers from Samaritans present at every show

‘A much-needed piece’

‘Thought provoking’

‘A great piece of theatre, a brave and emotional performance, and a privilege to have shared’

‘Brave, emotional, moving, truthful – thank you’


Written and performed by Richard Crowe

Directed by Ged Stephenson

Designed by Kasha Miller


Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Studio 1

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