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Following our hugely successful evening with Dame Sian Phillips, we are deeply
honoured to have the support of Dame Eileen Atkins at our next fundraiser.

Please join us to hear Richard Digby Day in conversation with one of our acting
greats – a rare opportunity to hear her talk about her extraordinary life and
career. Hightlights include: The Crown, Doc Martin, Upstairs Downstairs,
Cranford, Cold Mountain & Gosford Park.

Venue: Notre Dame London Centre,1 Suffolf Street, London SW1Y 4HG
Date & Time: Mon 20th Nov, 6:45 drinks reception, 7:30 show (duration 90 min)

To book tickets: Contact Hannah at:

We look forward to seeing you there.

Dame Siân Phillips

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We are delighted to announce that this year’s fundraiser will be supported by Dame Sián Phillips. Please join us for this very special evening, to hear the Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning actress talk about her glittering life and career.

Film and TV includes: Goodbye, Mr. Chips, I, Claudius, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Nijinsky & Clash Of The Titans.
West End: Marlene, A Little Night Music, Pal Joey & Gigi.

Drinks and canapés will be served beforehand, followed by a short reception with Dame Siân. All proceeds from the event will go towards the next Simple8 Season.

Mon 15th May 2017
6:45pm drinks and canapés
7:30pm show
Running time 90 mins

Notre Dame London Centre
1 Suffolf Street
London SW1Y 4HG

To buy tickets and to find out more for this exclusive event, please email Chris:

We hope to see you there!

a passage to india announced today

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We’re delighted to announce a new collaboration with Royal & Derngate, reimagining Forster’s classic novel, A Passage To India. Stay tuned for more details!

thank you

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Thank you to everyone who came to see Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes. We had a tremendous turnout and response from critics and fans alike.

Please stay tuned right here for more news, when we announce our new season in the autumn.

Thank you again,

The simple8 team


post show with daniel everett

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We are delighted to annouce that Daniel Everett will be joining us after the performance on 15th April for a post-show discussion, with co-writers Sebastian Armesto & Dudley Hinton.

Dan spent over 30 years with the Piraha tribe – his book and simple8’s play detail his personal journey from missionary to academic, during which Dan was compelled to question the fundamental tenets of language, and what it means to be human.

Tickets for this unique and rare opportunity available right HERE.

Please join us and meet the man who inspired this wonderful story!

read all about it

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Reviews are in!

The first reviews for Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes are in:

★★★★ THEATRE BUBBLE         

“Intriguing and provocative”

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

“Liberating and intoxicating”

“Big ideas with a lightness of touch”
“Enormously enjoyable and brain stimulating”
“There’s a need for these questions to be asked now – for us to look elsewhere for inspiration when making work that really matters. Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes certainly does that…it’s one fascinating journey”.


Tomorrow is your final chance to get tickets for just £15 – quote SIMPLE8 when booking.

Snakes opens and £5 tickets available

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Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes previewed at Park Theatre last night – it’s been quite a journey, and it was both enjoyable and terrifying in equal measure to share the play with an audience for the first time.

As part of our commitment to offer affordable pricing, there are a small number of £5 tickets available for the matinee tomorrow (Thursday March 24th). To get your hands on one, please quote SNAKES5 when booking here or via the box office 020 7870 6876.

I hope you enjoy the play. It’s an extraordinary true story of Daniel Everett’s journey into the deep Amazon where he meets a remarkable tribe. An unlikely story for a play in London perhaps, but theatre seems ideally placed to deal with those places at the edges of our perception. And, as Daniel Everett said a few days ago, “I never dreamt that some day a play about these experiences would premier in London. I suspect that I shall enjoy this play because I am still alive and because others might enjoy life more learning about the Pirahãs. How marvellous is the unpredictability of life.”

how have rehearsals gone?

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With Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes about to open we have a chat with Seb and Chris about how rehearsals have gone.