John Osborne

You’re in a Bad Way


Thu 19 Mar




50 mins


£13.50 Full / £11.50 Concessions

Tickets on sale 12pm, Fri 13 December 2019

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)