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Russell Brand will curate Cracked – a night of seven one-off solo performances about mental health and addiction.

Russell Brand to curate a monologue night, with writers including Matthew Perry and Lena Dunham

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell First Published 28 August 2019, Last Updated 28 August 2019

This September, award-winning comedian, writer, actor and presenter Russell Brand curates Cracked – a night of seven one-off solo performances written in response to the growing conversation and changing attitudes around mental health and addiction.

Writers for Cracked include:

  • Russell Brand
  • Scarlett Curtis (Feminists Don’t Wear Pink, co-founder of The Pink Protest)
  • Lena Dunham (Girls, Not That Kind of Girl)
  • Mr Gee (Rhyme & Reason, ‘Poet Laureate’ on The Russell Brand Show)
  • Gabor Maté (In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction)
  • Matthew Perry (The End of Longing, Friends)
  • Kate Tempest (The Bricks That Built the Houses, Let Them Eat Chaos).

Russell Brand said, “For this night, mental illness and addiction will adorn The Old Vic stage, celebrated, explored and attacked through CRACKED. I am honoured to have been asked to take over the asylum, albeit for one night only.’”

These shows will form part of the One Voice programme, a series of newly written monologues, spoken word and song from leading writers and performed by acclaimed actors on our stage − this is theatre in its rawest form. Without scenery, costume, and with nothing to rely on but words, One Voice reminds us what a single voice can do. The One Voice series is conceived by Artistic Director Matthew Warchus.

Russell Brand will be appearing in the show, with other performers to be announced. General sale for Cracked tickets is midday on 2 September.



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