John Osborne

You’re in a Bad Way *POSTPONED*


Thu 19 Mar




50 mins


£13.50 Full / £11.50 Concessions

In light of our recent announcement about the temporary closure of Barbican Theatre (for an initial 1 month from 17 March) this performance has been postponed. Refunds are being processed and should appear in bookers’ accounts within 5 working days (from 18 March) Alternatively if you would like to make a donation of the value of your ticket to the Barbican Theatre registered charity fund please email us at confirming the performance and the name booked under.
You can also make a donation of any amount, to support Barbican Theatre, here

Read our full COVID-19 closure statement here


A storytelling show about music and dementia…

When two sisters learn their dad has been diagnosed with dementia, they deal with the news in very different ways.

This new show by John Osborne deals with themes that are increasingly familiar – but this is an optimistic, positive story.

John returns to Plymouth after visiting in 2019 with John Peel’s Shed / Circled in the Radio Times. This brand new funny, sad, cosy, beautiful story deals with dementia, family and the role music plays in our lives.

Just because something is diagnosed, doesn’t mean it’s the end.

"John melts the boundaries between spoken word poetry, storytelling theatre and stand up
with its sheer warmth, sensitivity and openness"

Broadway Baby

"Beautifully written, funny and poignant"

The Scotsman

"I could have listened for hours"

The Independent

"An absolute joy"

Greg James, Radio 1

"Magical and moving"

Clash Magazine


Seating is usually pre-allocated for performances (if it isn't it will say so on the booking page). Audiences are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the show to allow for time to take their seats before the performance begins. If you require disabled/accessible seating, please call us on 01752 267131 to discuss your requirements.

Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Theatre
Castle Street

(Barbican Theatre is behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre opposite Mayflower Steps and The Prawn!)

01752 267131 (Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm)


Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the Box Office at Barbican Theatre from 1 hour before your performance starts, unless you have opted to have them posted (for an additional charge of £1 per order at time of booking) Tickets can also be bought for that day's performance from the box office from 1 hour before performances begin (subject to ticket availability)

Tickets for this event are no longer available.