Mad Man Sad Woman


The Space, 20 June - 8 July 2017

Amidst the debris of a condemned house, two desperate strangers realise they have been abandoned by their friends. Fearful of what lies ahead, the two argue before starting to make a home from the surrounding junk. But as the bulldozers move in, a choice lies ahead – accept their fate or cling on to hope.


Written by award-winning Chilean playwright Juan Radrigán, Mad Man Sad Woman gives voice to the voiceless; finding beauty, laughter, and dignity in the lives amongst the rubble. In a powerful new translation by Catherine Boyle, this timely UK premiere demands attention for those forced to live on the margins of our society.


Head for Heights is a theatre company known for its innovative approaches to translation. Their bold new production is directed by Sue Dunderdale.



Director: Sue Dunderdale

Translator: Catherine Boyle




Eva: Sadie Shimmin

Huinca: Bil Stuart




Composer: Dominic Ashworth

Set/Costume Designer: Amelia Jane Hankin

Sound Designers: Candice Weaver and John Leonard

Lighting Designer: Rory Beaton


Produced by Karen Morash


Stage Manager/Assistant Director

and Producer: Cristóbal Pizarro

Assistant Stage Manager: Annafrancesca Tonna

Production Manager: Erin Witton

Intern: Molly de Dios Fisher


It is impossible not to be moved.

The Guardian



... a work of considerable power and importance

The Stage



Five stars for a demanding, passionate play that could not come at a better time.




Accomplished direction from Sue Dunderdale ...


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