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You’re in a Bad Way

Venue: The Corn Hall

By John Osborne

Please Note the rescheduled date of Thursday 20 May 2021

When two sisters learn their dad has been diagnosed with dementia, they deal with the news in very different ways. This new show by John Osborne deals with themes that are increasingly familiar – but this is an optimistic, positive story. 

Returning to the Corn Hall after visiting last year with John Peel’s Shed / Circled in the Radio Times (both of which havebeen adapted for BBC Radio 4), John’s brand new funny, sad, cosy, beautiful story deals with dementia, family and the role music plays in our lives. 

‘John melts the boundaries between spoken word poetry, storytelling theatre and stand up with its sheer warmth, sensitivity and openness’ ***** Broadway Baby 

‘Beautifully written, funny and poignant’ ***** The Scotsman 

‘I could have listened for hours’ ***** The Independent 

‘An absolute joy.’ Greg James, Radio 1 

‘Magical and moving’ Clash Magazine  

Approx 70 mins, no interval 


If you have access issues please contact the Box Office on 01379 652241 to complete your booking so we can ensure that your visit is as comfortable and safe as possible. Due to fire safety requirements we have a limit on how many wheelchair spaces we can accommodate so these need to be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment.