Living with the Lights On

Written by Mark Lockyer / Directed by Ramin Gray

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 10 mins (no interval)


★★★★★ brutally honest, touching and brilliantly delivered

Elke Wiebalck, Everything Theatre

★★★★★ An amazing story told by an amazing man

Terry Eastham, LondonTheatre1

★★★★★ confessional drama at its absolute best

Michael Hasted, StageTalk Magazine

★★★★★ an extraordinary piece of work, a gem

Georgie Cowan-Turner, The Upcoming

★★★★ disarming and dark

David Ralf, The Stage

★★★★ a one-man show that invites you to tea, then grabs you by the throat and gives you a good shaking

Jamie Gaskin, The Reviews Hub

★★★★ shocks, stuns and inspires

Anne Cox, Stage Review

★★★★ extraordinarily put-together

Helena Jackson, Theatre Bubble

both a vividly experiential play and an unforgettable account of mental collapse

Aleks Siers

a tale that needs to be told

Rhiannon Evans, West End Wilma