Going Potty

by Kate Wyvill

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2004, West Midlands 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 Kate also taking the role of Emma. 

The production venue was Sweet on The Grassmarket and 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'.

'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)

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