Mission Statement

Sleepless Theatre Company specialises in societally-conscientious ensemble work for both children and adults. We are a hugely strong advocate for equality in the arts, and strive to have at least an equal amount of male and female artists both on- and offstage. We are also committed to increasing our diversity ratio in terms of ethnicity and working with D/deaf and disabled artists in all of our productions.

 

We believe a play does not have to include a written female/ethnic minority/D/deaf or disabled character for us to work with and cast people that identify as such. Sleepless strives to normalize all bodies onstage, and we are committed to creating fully accessible audition processes and rehearsals rooms to welcome all that wish to work with us. We are particularly interested in hearing from creatives and designers that identify as D/deaf or disabled and want to share their thoughts and work.

 

While theatre is a fantastic art form with which to question and challenge, the playfulness of live performance is to be cherished - a philosophy which we attempt to inject into all of our shows.

 

We love playing with the interaction between audience and performers, casting those watching as a role in the piece itself. Theatre does not exist without an audience, and we cherish this relationship, making it a backbone of every single piece.

Sleepless Theatre Company is based in London and has performed in various different locations around the UK.

 

Praise for Sleepless Theatre: 
ThreeWeeks - ‘One of those Fringe gems you’ll remember for years...Mind-blowing’ *****
British Theatre Guide - ‘captivating’ ****
Fringe Guru - ‘A must for those who like theatre at its most adventurous’ ****