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Wassail,  in association with Over The Wall productions

Over The Wall Picking Apples

Happily married with a lovely house on the Somerset Levels, Richard could have settled down to life as a withy weaver, cider maker or llama farmer. But then the fish tank started singing to him – the same song over and over, day after day. It was enough to drive him mad.

This is the story of Richard’s response to all this: his admission into the mental health service, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, medication (the highs…the lows) and making sense of a lifetime lived over the wall picking apples.

It's no laughing matter, but it will make you laugh. 


This production is accompanied by a trigger warning sheet. 


written & performed by Richard Crowe
directed by Ged Stephenson

set & costume design by Kasha Miller

Safeguarding consultant Viv Gordon

Images by Paul Blakemore

"Over The Wall Picking Apples sets itself apart by the quality of writing, acting and directing. This is a brilliantly written and performed show, that gets to the heart of so many aspects of mental health."  Disability Arts Online

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