‘Meticulously crafted… an impressive theatrical package.’ Metro
A NEW PLAY ABOUT FEAR AND PARANOIA.
When we’re tired, we go to sleep. What could be more natural? Tucked in, curled up, snug as a bug in a rug. We can’t last long without our nightly fix of oblivion. But few boundaries are more fragile than the one that separates forgetful sleep and wary vigil. Sleep isn’t just rest and relaxation. It’s also a risk, a literal leap in the dark, a letting go. Defences down. Out of time, out of mind, out if it: between sleep and wakefulness we wander the byways, the backstreets of memory, reliving the things that made us who we are. We face, distorted, the fears we never left behind. It’s no surprise that our dreams, when they come, are seldom sweet.
Conception and direction: Sinéad Rushe
Performance: Sinéad Rushe and Camille Litalien
Text: Stephen Sharkey and Sinéad Rushe
Lighting design: Andrew Taylor.
Design: Henrijs Preiss , Andrew Grant, Marie Blunck-Ward
Aerial direction: Catrin Osborn and Sophie Richards
Sound preproduction: Malcolm Bruce. Programme/flyer design: Dermot Rushe
Production: Kate Houlden. Press: Sue Lancashire
FUNDED BY: The Arts Council England.
SUPPORTED BY: Oval House Theatre London.
‘Beautifully lit and imaginatively staged by Rushe, the dialogue is scattered with torn rags of poetry, the discomforting detritus of an unquiet mind... hugely evocative.’ Time Out