Unusually for me this was not a project that I had been involved with from day 1 and thus presented new and interesting directing challenges.
The play was extremely interesting and tackled the fascinating subject of insomnia and what happens when reality becomes confused. We approached the text in a fairly non-literal way and explored the abstract and surreal in both the staging and the designs.
Writer: Cherise Cross
Set Designer: Ele Slade
Lighting Designer: Oscar Wyatt
Sound Designer: Neil McKeown
Costumer Designer: Clare Amos
Producer: Sue Lloyd
Stage Manager: Anna Libbach
Production Coordinators: Johnny Englishby and Oliver Holmes
I was very proud of the resulting production, which I think did justice to the text and fulfilled 8fold’s mission to make audiences think for themselves. It was a fairly polarising play because it deliberately remained ambiguous.
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Here are some production photos, all credited to Mark Shademan.