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 returning to UK theatres in Spring 2019. 

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. His career spans three decades and includes leading roles at The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Vic, The Young Vic and The Royal Court working with likes of Ken Campbell, Mark Rylance and Sam Mendes. His most recent roles comprise Danaos in The Suppliant Women (ATC/Hong Kong Arts Festival), Iago in Othello (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory/ETT) and Subtle in The Alchemist (RSC).

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