Dates: 2 – 4 October 8pm, 5 October 3pm & 8pm
Tickets: €18 / €16 conc / Group Bookings €12
Presented by axis: Ballymun in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.
Proudly funded by the Arts Council and supported by CDYSB and Dublin City Council.
“Oh how hard it is when pretense falls! But it falls, it falls!
I am so alone in the world now.”
During an unknown natural catastrophe, members of DYT find themselves trapped in an abandoned building. Every time they try to leave and go outside, they fall asleep and wake up back where they started, rehearsing the same scene from Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Along the way they try to solve the world’s problems, just in case they ever wake up to find that the world still exists. Think classic horror movie plots, teenage angst, and the natural wisdom of the young, all given a voice that you can’t help listening to.
Collaboratively created from ideas generated by DYT members as well as found texts, we will ask the question: what does it mean to be awake?
The Sleepwalkers is a leap into the void. Are we sleepwalking towards Armageddon? Should we really fear the world changing?
“We’ve done so much experimenting with the piece, and unfortunately only a fraction will make it to the stage but all the work has filled the show with substance and heart. There’s a bit of everything in the mix: acting, movement, singing, mask, etc. Our director, Gavin Quinn, has really allowed the show to be limitless and absolutely mad but there is without a doubt a method to this madness.” – Luka Costello, DYT Member
Read more about THE SLEEPWALKERS in The Irish Times: http://bit.ly/2kDWVtS
Director: Gavin Quinn
Assistant Director: Sibéal Ní Mhaoileoin
Designer: Aedín Cosgrove
Assistant Designer: Fenna von Hirschheydt
Movement Director: Aoife McAtamney
Music: Simon Kenny
Costumes: Ciara Fleming
Dramaturg: Nicholas Johnson
Assistant Dramaturg: Aoife Daly
Cast: Members of Dublin Youth Theatre
Photography: Ros Kavanagh and Aoife Herrity
Video: Ros Kavanagh