Living with the Lights On

Written and Performed by Mark Lockyer

Following sell-out tours in the UK and Europe and an extended run at the Young Vic, Living with the Lights On will be performed in locations that have resonance to the play. These include RADA, where Mark's journey began and at the L’Altre Festival, an international Mental Health Festival in Barcelona. 

Meet Mark.
The thing is I’ve got myself into a bit of a mess…
Mark’s an actor.
I keep forgetting my lines. I’ve left my girlfriend and I’m beginning to stink.
Mark was an actor.
And to make matters worse I’ve met the Devil.

Hilarious, touching and utterly bonkers,
a gripping story of a life lived at the edge.

Mark Lockyer trained at RADA. For the last 30 years he’s been at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Old Vic, Young Vic and the Royal Court working with Ken Campbell, Mark Rylance and Sam Mendes.

Age guide: for everyone aged 14 and over
Contains some strong language
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins (no interval)


★★★★ brutally funny account of mental illness

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

★★★★ Lockyer makes for an easy-going and engaging narrator

Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

★★★★ disarming and dark

David Ralf, The Stage

★★★★ Lockyer is an engaging and energetic raconteur

Matt Trueman, What's on Stage

★★★★ Lockyer has one hell of a story, and he tells it rivetingly well.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times