Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle

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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.

Overview

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.

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

Critic reviews

The two actors are a perfect counterbalance to one another

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 9 Oct - Sat 20 Oct, 7.15pm

Venue

58-60 Hampstead Road NW1 2PY London, UK · Get Directions
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