Past Production – Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes


By Dudley Hinton & Sebastian Armesto with simple8
Based on the true story and book by Daniel Everett
“Pirahã [(n) piɾaˈhã] a remote Amazonian tribe with a language no outsider has ever understood”

23 Mar – 23 Apr 2016
Park Theatre

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Daniel Everett, a linguist and missionary, is sent into the jungle with a clear purpose: to learn their language and convert them to Christianity.

But as he struggles to communicate, he uncovers a culture like nothing he’s ever imagined.  What he discovers blows apart modern linguistic theory, forcing him to question his faith and his understanding of what it means to be human.

Following the critically acclaimed The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Moby-Dick, the award winning ensemble, Simple8, return with an adventure wrenched from the heart of the jungle, that traces how language, culture and experience shape us all.

“A comedy of linguistics and misunderstanding… subversive… brilliant”
WhatsOnStage ★★★★

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Mark Arends
Christopher Doyle
Rachel Handshaw
Yuriri Naka
Emily Pennant-Rea
Clifford Samuel

Directors Sebastian Armesto, Hannah Emanuel
& Dudley Hinton
Writers Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton
Original Book Daniel Everett
Lighting Designer Matthew Swithinbank
Stage Manager Elizabeth Patrick