Staging the poetry and possibility in the other sides of the stories,
for societal and psychological healing.
Written and performed by Nell Hardy
Directed by Sandra Preciado
Designed by Constance Villemot
Composer and Sound Designer: Alice Boyd
Lighting Designer: Ben Jacobs
Creative Access and Wellbeing Facilitator: Aisling Gallagher
Creative Captions Consultant: Stephen Lloyd
Stage Managers: Maria Cristina Petitti, Camille Koosyial
R&D Direction by Vicky Moran
R&D Design by Anna Reid
Supported by Arts Council England, Arcola Outside, Poplar Union, Omnibus Theatre, Tramshed, Greenwich Theatre and NDT Broadgate
There's a bed for me in a psychiatric ward.
So no, they can't tick the box for homeless.
I've been ready for discharge for months.
So no, they can't tick the box for madness, either.
No, I'm not mad.
No. I'm not mad.
And they don't have a box to tick for a NoMad.
Using Nell's signature blend of whimsy and intensity, her solo show NoMad based on her own lived experiences is a poetic, dizzying journey through the dissociated mind of one woman who has fallen through society’s cracks too many times.
With devastating authenticity, disarming humour and, ultimately, hope, the show demands the question: who gets to decide what madness is in a society that treats people like this?
“Hardy’s heartbreakingly honest portrayal radiates truth – it will change you.”
A Younger Theatre
“made me positively itch to get back into a theatre”
London City Nights
“A challenging and engrossing production that leaves no stone unturned”
London Theatre 1
“a mercurial, knotty and raw look at what it means to be homeless by the incredible Nell Hardy. I was blown away”