Going Potty

by Kate Wyvill

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2004, West Midlands Tour 2006, Hampstead London 2007


Going Potty is the precursor to The Wardrobe and was the playwright's debut as a writer. Going Potty is a 50 minute one act, black comedy which premiered in August 2004 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the playwright also taking the role of Emma. The production venue was Sweet on The Grassmarket . The show played daily for the three weeks of the Festival and was reviewed as, 'This is the greatest birth control product since I found out about tearing' (3 Weeks In Edinburgh) and from The Scotsman,'Even the hardest of hearts would have empathy for this script which effortlessly taps into the insecurities of many a middle aged woman'. In 2005, Kate extended the script into a three act production and secured Arts Council England funding and sponsorship to tour the West Midlands. The tour took the production to the Lichfield Garrick Theatre, the Birmingham Hippodrome, the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton and the Theatre On The Steps, Bridgnorth. 'Going Potty' then transferred to play a four week season in 2007 at the New End Theatre, Hampstead, London. 'There is a lot of humour in the play but its real power lies in the originality and sensitivity of its sadder vision' (Theatre Guide London)

The London company:

Director – Denise Gilfoyle
Emma/Sally – Kate Wyvill
Robert – Simon Greenway
Lighting Designer – Nick Marston
Stage Manager – Marie Costa
Photographer - Tony Adams