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Reviews are in!

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

★★★★★ LONDON THEATRE
★★★★ WHATSONSTAGE
★★★★ THEATRE BUBBLE         
★★★★  THE UPCOMING

“Intriguing and provocative”
THE TIMES
 
“Astonishing”
LONDON THEATRE

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

“Liberating and intoxicating”
THEATRE BUBBLE

“Big ideas with a lightness of touch”
THEATRE BUBBLE
 
“Enormously enjoyable and brain stimulating”
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
 
“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”.
A YOUNGER THEATRE

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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.

run riot guest editorship

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You can now read the interview on Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes with Co-Writers Dudley and Seb on the Run Riot website. The boys are guest editors this week, so follow the link to find out more about our the show … and their recommendations of what to see in London at the moment. CLICK HERE

First Contact

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Imagine the humidity, the dense soil beneath your feet, the lush canopy above that lets the sun’s light peak through in shards that dazzle; imagine the cries of macaws and apes and insects; and imagine pushing through the foliage to encounter a person who you’ve never seen before and who’s never seen you. Or anyone like you. That’s first contact.

Imagine the tube, the traffic and the commuters, the drone of buses, the checking of directions on your phone; imagine pushing open the door to the rehearsal room to encounter your fellow cast mates who you might have seen before in a show and maybe they know a friend of yours… It’s a sort of first contact. It’s not as unique as proper first contact but it’s a hint we can take to imagine the real thing.

It’s the first day of rehearsal and people are meeting for the first time.

Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes is set in the Amazon. It’s the true story of a missionary and linguist sent to convert a tribe whose language no one had ever learnt. And as he immerses himself in their language and culture he discovers things about them that have devastating consequences.

We’re thrilled to have assembled a talented ensemble: Dan, the linguist and missionary, is played by Mark Arends, who starred in the Almeida’s recent production of 1984. He’s joined by a Japanese actress called Yuriri Naka, Clifford Samuel, who for the last year has been touring in the critically acclaimed David Greig play The Events and an American actress called Rachel Handshaw. The cast is completed by founding simple8 members Christopher Doyle and Emily Pennant Rea.

From their first contact with each other they’re going to spend nine weeks together working out how to represent a tribe few have ever met and how to speak a language few have ever spoken. Like an Amazonian explorer it should be exciting, foolhardy, fun and challenging. The results can be seen pretty soon with a ticket offer for the first week – £15 available for every performance up to Easter when you quote “SIMPLE8”. We hope to see you there, first encounter or not.

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR SNAKES … and an Easter Offer

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We are delighted to announce our ensemble for
DON’T SLEEP THERE ARE SNAKES
Park Theatre 22 Mar – 23 Apr 2016

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

Directed by:
Hannah Emanuel & Dudley Hinton

With rehearsals set to start 29 Feb, stay tuned right here for live updates,
rehearsal shots and interviews with the cast and creative team.

In the meantime …

EASTER OFFER £15
Hop on down to the Park Theatre during the first week
and only pay £15 for all tickets.

Simply enter the codeword
SIMPLE8 
when making your booking online.

Click HERE to book now!

NEW PRODUCTION – TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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We’re delighted to announce our new show is opening at the exciting

Park Theatre 22 Mar – 23 Apr 2016

DON’T SLEEP THERE ARE SNAKES
a new play by Sebastian Armesto & Dudley Hinton
based on the true story and book by Daniel Everett

Book now people – I said book – BOOK! boooooooooooooooZzzzzzz – ok fine wait – no only kidding BOOK!
and CLICK HERE

tickets now on sale

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Get your tickets now – FOR ONLY £5 – by booking through the Arcola Theatre HERE and join the debate during the election. Rehearsals will begin this week, so stay tuned for more details.