SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM
Creative Concept and Performance by Alex Travers
Video Design by Madeline Parker
Devised by Alex Travers, Danielle Asquith, Karen Burns and Amy Morris
"An extraordinary tour-de-force that's left me shattered and empowered"
Ophelia will not be silenced.
Enter a world of dreams where the line between reality and fantasy is blurred, female ambition is questioned, and woman is born. In a captivating rebellion, see Shakespeare’s Ophelia empowered in a world beyond the pages of ‘Hamlet’.
Sleep, Perchance to Dream is a distinctive physical and visual theatre work which re-imagines Ophelia as a woman of thought, creativity and strength. Incisively exploring the modern female experience, this unleashed and intricate underworld spans a manifold of ephemeral identities from seed to full bloom.
This work was originally developed with the support of Tantrum Youth Arts' 2017 Trajectory Residency and was performed as a work in development at Newcastle's Crack X.
In 2018, Sleep, Perchance was developed in co-production with Tantrum Youth Arts and premiered at Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. In January 2019, after further creative development the work was presented at The Old 505 Theatre as part of their FreshWorks season.