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Dublin Youth Theatre (DYT) and Pan Pan are delighted to announce their co-production of The Sleepwalkers, an original production packed with ideas, verve and sincerity that will run at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin 22 – 27 July.
“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, seventeen members of Dublin Youth Theatre (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 the Armageddon? Should we really fear the world changing?
This is not the first time that Pan Pan and DYT have worked together. In May 2018 the companies partnered on the Abbey Theatre's presentation of the revival of Pan Pan's award-winning production of The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane.
Dublin Youth Theatre's artistic director Dave Kelly comments “DYT’s artistic ethos is to encourage our members not to be afraid to creative risks, to challenge themselves and our audiences. Working with Gavin and Pan Pan in creating this new show will no doubt match these artistic ambitions.”
The Sleepwalkers | 22 – 27 July 2019 @ Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin
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
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