Don't Sleep There Are Snakes

Production date

22 March 2016 - 23 April 2016

Simple8 in association with Park Theatre presents

DON'T SLEEP THERE ARE SNAKES

A new play by Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton with simple8
Based on the true story and book by Daniel Everett

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Pirahã [(n) piɾaˈhã] a remote Amazonian tribe with a language no outsider has ever understood.

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.

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★★★★★ LONDON THEATRE
★★★★ WHATS-ON-STAGE
★★★★ THEATRE BUBBLE
★★★★ THE UPCOMING
★★★★ PLAYS-TO-SEE

"Intriguing and provocative”
THE TIMES

"Astonishing"
LONDON THEATRE

"A comedy of linguistics and misunderstanding ...subversive …brilliant"
WHATSONSTAGE

"Idea rich and engaging"
THE STAGE

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

DIRECTED BY:
Sebastian Armesto, Hannah Emanuel & Dudley Hinton

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Performances at the Park Theatre, Finsbury Park from:
22 MARCH – 23 APRIL 2016

TIMES:
Evenings Tue-Sat 19.30
Matinees Thu & Sat 15.00

PRICES:
Previews £16.50
Full £25, £22
Concessions £18.50

EASTER OFFER:
All Tickets £15 for the first week
Enter codeword SIMPLE8 when booking online

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The R&D of this project was supported by:
Shoreditch Town Hall
The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust

Illustration by Matt Whitton