Rosemary Branch Theatre

2 Shepperton Road, N1 3DT London

The Sleeper

31.08.17 7pm 1 hours £8 (on the door) Unattended Items Programme

Darkness can do strange things to your mind. It
s so easy to make a mistake

Following its hugely successful run in Edinburgh, Anima Theatre Company’s, The Sleeper, returns to London for one night only. Set on an overnight train somewhere through Europe, this innovative new play weaves together the real testimony of Syrian refugees and the personal experience of writer Henry C Krempels who draws from his unusual story commissioned by Vice Magazine at the height of the immigration crisis. 

Karina, a British writer, naively reports a woman sleeping in her bunk. Forever connected by this simple action, these two women are played and replayed in the mind of a writer who examines the stories we tell each other and how we choose to tell them. Dark, weird and original, The Sleeper, describes a situation familiar to the thousands of refugees who become stuck somewhere between leaving home and finding a new one.

“An exceptional piece of theatre-making. Powerful, understated, subtle” The Scotsman

“Poignant, claustrophobic, hard-hitting.” Critically Speaking

“Stellar performances. A thought provoking study of people, belonging and the absence of place.” Broadway Baby

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