Storytelling that responds to living longer
Current life expectancy (UK)
Sleep doctors have called it the silent epidemic, with 10% population now estimated as suffering from insomnia.
Writer Sonja Linden will work with Visible Associate Artist, acclaimed director Mike Alfreds, and an ensemble of distinguished older actors to co-create a piece of imaginative theatre exploring sleep, dreams and sleeplessness across a single night in the life of a number of characters.
Click here to learn more about Linden and Alfreds on the about page.
Research for this new work is supported by the following distinguished sleep scientists:
The Sleepless Ones is currently exploring ideas through devising processes that are kindly supported by the Diorama Arts Centre, Regents Place, London.
Sleep neuroscientist, Loughborough University
Director of the Sleep Research Centre, University of Surrey
ViSiBLE’s innovative verbatim programme The Wardrobe Project, Can I Still Wear This? premiered in a bedroom in North London on March 11th to mark International Women’s Day on Mother’s Day. It now continues to travel to different bedrooms accumulating stories along the way.
This dynamic show is in two-parts: one part a performance in a private bedroom and the other a conversation with audience members about how items of their own clothing have had particular significance over time.
Performed by Gilian Cally
Directed by Sue Lefton
Scripted by Sonja Linden
Thank you for creating such a stimulating evening. So interesting to see how people define themselves through attitudes to clothes, and how much those ideas influence relationships. A rich vein indeed.
I really enjoyed your event last night. It unearthed so much memory, hidden thoughts and feelings. Very powerful.
Thank you for a wonderful performance. I thoroughly enjoyed the play and the discussion after.
A brilliant performance and a lovely event.
Wonderful event – thank you so much
We are delighted to respond to requests to host the show for your guests in the comfort of your home. Watch the video below to get more of a sense of it and contact Sonja and Claire by clicking here.
Or click here to learn more about the first stage of the project.