Theatre company raises covers on production
- 12th October 2010
- Crazy but True Stories
The Duckie theatre company stages its own Midsummer's Night Dream with a new experimental play.
Theatre-goers whose spouses snore their way through the latest broadway hit, no longer need to be embarrassed.
In fact, the director of Duckie Theatre's newest production would applaud such behaviour rather than meet it with the usual tut-tutting.
Possibly the easiest way to persuade your other half to embrace the theatrical outside of a sporting event, 'Lullaby' is a piece of experimental theatre in which Duckie will convert the Barbican's Pit Theatre into a large bedroom area, complete with ensuites.
The plan is to lull the audience to sleep with soft music and bedtime stories, forcing them to take time out and experience a proper night's sleep.
Producer Simon Casson explained his idea: "Every time I go to the theatre I fall asleep, so I thought why don't we embrace that idea and make a show that deliberately sends people to sleep?"
However, the production has raised a few eyebrows. With a bed setup that includes triple beds, not to mention the question of sleep attire, critics are querying just how "cosy" the production will be.
For those curious about what a "moonlit soporific serenade followed by seven hours of slow-wave sleep rounded-off by breakfast" might consist of, the production will be running for a month from June next year.
reassuring and very, very cosy
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