Scottish premiere of Mark Lockyer’s hilarious, touching and critically acclaimed solo show.

Actors Touring Company Present


by Mark Lockyer

Scottish premiere

The thing is I’ve got myself

into a bit of a mess…

I keep forgetting my lines.

I’ve left my girlfriend and

I’m beginning to stink.

And to make matters worse

I’ve met the Devil.

In Mark Lockyer’s hilarious, touching and critically acclaimed solo show, the actor shares the true story of how his life fell apart following an on-stage meltdown during a 1995 RSC production of Romeo and Juliet.

Mark’s story is a terrifying roller coaster ride through the medical and criminal justice systems, through prison and hospital and on towards eventual recovery. It is testament to the fact that mental illness can happen to anyone and that, with the right treatment, there can be a life beyond it.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh: Tue 17, Wed 18 & Thu 19 Oct

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow Fri: 20 & Sat 21 Oct

The Friday evening performance will include a post-show discussion with Mark Lockyer and SMHAF’s Andrew Eaton-Lewis about the issues raised by the play.

Supported by the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival and Creative Scotland


About the Artist

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


Reviews for Living with the Lights On:

★★★★ The Times 

★★★★ The Guardian 

★★★★ Evening Standard 

★★★★ Time Out 

★★★★ The Stage

Booking Info:


Scottish Storytelling Centre

£10 / £8

0131 556 9579,


Citizens Theatre


0141 429 0022,

Fri 20th Oct
7:30PM - 8:45PM
Sat 21st Oct
7:30PM - 8:45PM


Citizens Theatre
119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow G5 9DS
Tue 17th Oct
7:30PM - 8:45PM
Wed 18th Oct
7:30PM - 8:45PM
Thu 19th Oct
7:30PM - 8:45PM


Scottish Storytelling Centre
43–45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR