Elephant and Castle


Do you tell the truth when you talk in your sleep? Are sleep-talkers always on the verge of admitting some dark desire or, even more unthinkable, telling the person we share a bed with what we really think of them?
Elephant and Castle at Camden People's Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Camden People's Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 9 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 20 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


Supported by Arts Council England, Theatre Royal Margate, Camden People's Theatre, Attenborough Arts Centre, Omnibus Theatre.

Synopsis


The first time my wife and I shared a bed I told her "I want to get in a wardrobe and take you to Elephant and Castle". I was asleep.


Do you tell the truth when you talk in your sleep?


Are sleep-talkers always on the verge of admitting some dark desire or, even more unthinkable, telling the person we share a bed with what we really think of them?


That's the dangerous premise behind Elephant and Castle, a new, experimental show that springs from three years of recorded sleep talk.


From there, it becomes tender, funny, uncomfortable and dark too, as the mutterings never quite take the form of honest coherence.


But does the incoherence conceal the truth?


Is there something struggling to be said?


Something perhaps that is painful and potentially disastrous for this relationship?


Using live music, song and verbatim sleep recordings, Elephant and Castle is a gig-theatre show about the joy and terror of sharing your bed with a sleep-talker.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
58-60 Hampstead Road
London NW1 2PY

Box office tel: 0207 419 4841

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 9 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 20 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm


Matinee:
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Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£10

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Creatives


Production: Tom Adams and Lillian Henley

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