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Analogue present

Thursday 1 – Wednesday 14 September at Shoreditch Town Hall

A woman lies awake. Pupils like pinpricks, skin saturated in sweat, the odd jerk of a muscle. She hasn’t slept for 3 months. She knows what is happening to her and there’s nothing she can do.

Sleepless is inspired by the true story of a family cursed with a rare genetic disease that cruelly deprives its victims of sleep until they die, known as Fatal Familial Insomnia. When Cosima starts showing strange and sudden symptoms in the wake of her mother’s unexpected death, she embarks on a journey through history and a race against time to find the cause and cure of this rare condition.

“An increasingly exceptional young company with a reputation for slick and inventive use of multimedia”
New Statesman

This latest production from Analogue, the ‘bright young things of British theatre’ (The Observer), explores the crossroads between performance and science, sleep research and the mad cow crisis. Sleepless begs the broader question: how do we decide the value of a human life?

Tickets: £15

For more information and booking: shoreditchtownhall.com

First posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016.

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