Five Characters in Search of a Good Night's Sleep


Follows the journeys of five individuals over one night, each struggling in different ways with an inability to sleep. As the play moves from dusk to dawn, we observe their sometimes bizarre nocturnal activities and failed attempts.
Five Characters in Search of a Good Night's Sleep at Southwark Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Starts: Wednesday 29 April 2020
Closes: Saturday 23 May 2020
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: 12+

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Synopsis


Five Characters in Search of a Good Night's Sleep follows the journeys of five individuals over one night, each struggling in different ways with an inability to sleep.


As the play moves from dusk to dawn, we observe their sometimes bizarre nocturnal activities and failed attempts at regaining their sleep.


Humour alternates with pathos as the five, all in their 60s and 70s, gradually reveal the reasons for their sleeplessness.


The journey through the night delves into their inner lives, and the pursuit of not only a good night's sleep but of answers to much bigger existential questions.


Devised by a company of older actors aged 60+ and led by the acclaimed veteran director and renowned master of ensemble, Mike Alfreds, this play is conceived in response to the current public health crisis of insomnia, now characterised by sleep scientists as 'a silent epidemic', with 30% of the UK population now suffering from some form of sleep disturbance.


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Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 29 April 2020

Press night:Wednesday 29 April 2020

Closes:Saturday 23 May 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:

Tuesday - 3-30pm

Saturday - 3-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
£22

Concessions:
£18

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Creatives


Author: Devised by Mike Alfreds and Sonja Linden with The Company
Director: Mike Alfreds
Production: ViSiBLE

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