Five Go Mad

written by the cast

Nora is a bookworm, Chip loves trains, Scarlett is a Princess and Harry is all over the place. Perse? Well she does not like monkeys; especially their tails.

Five Go Mad and Then Grow Up and Are Not So Mad But Are Still Five… is a one-act play based on the devised piece of a GCSE drama class back in 2009. It follows the growing up and growing apart of the five characters and the question is, can we see in the children any clues to adults that they will become? After the play’s success at the Cambridge Drama Festival, Corkscrew took this show to the Hotbed Festival at the Junction Theatre.

Five Go Mad

By the cast

The Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
and The Junction Theatre, Cambridge
April - July 2016

This had pace, energy and panache. We totally believed in the characters and were engaged by their journeys and their transformations. The audience were totally involved so it was no surprise that it was awarded the Audience Appreciation prize at the festival. I very much enjoyed seeing your work.

Robert Meadows(Guild of Drama Adjudicators)

Absolutely loved it! It was such a lovely, tidy and cute piece of theatre. Beautifully acted by all, each character was distinct and nuanced. Loved it.

Audience Member

That was abso-blooming-lutely FANTASTIC! Loved every minute.

Audience Member

Many congratulations to Sophie, Will , Holly, Becca, Ryan and Lesley for Corkscrew Theatre Company's production of FIVE GO MAD... A very funny piece, with huge energy, clever direction and fantastic acting throughout. A really enjoyable show (you could tell the audience loved every minute of it). Presumably there are plans to perform it again? - Yes there are!

Audience Member

Thursday evening brought us five young actors who grabbed the audience's emotions and took us on a journey through their lives with acting of the highest quality.

Drama Festival Committee