To Sleepby Ken Armstrong
To Sleep was a winning play in the London Radio Playwrights' Festival in 1994.
To Sleep is a gentle comedy about Alan, a teacher who suffers from chronic insomnia. Night after night, he lies awake with nobody to talk to but his faithful and long-suffering companion, Ted, while his wife, Sarah, sleeps soundly in the bed beside him.
Alan is led into temptation, but his anxiety, insomnia, guilt and the ramblings of Ted (who is, by the way, just a very small bear with a big personality) combine to cause him to decline the offer of a night of unbridled passion with one of his attractive young students, Juliet. His wife, Sarah, meanwhile, dreams about everything that's been happening to Alan. Or so Alan thinks...
To Sleep was our Internet Play of the Month in March 1998. To find out about our current Play of the Month, click here.
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Alan - David Peart
Sarah - Tessa Wojtczak
Juliet - Mandy Lassalles
Ted - John Talbot
Tildy - Angela Rooks
Rob - Anthony Ofoegbu
Directed and post-produced by - Tim Crook
The Playwright :
(and his son, John)
You can read about Francis Beckett and his play.
You can read about Still Stationery by Andy Smith, which was our Play of the Month in January 1998.
You can also read about Feathers by Crysse Morrison, which was our Play of the Month in February 1998.
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