Nine Foot Nine 

What would happen if, over a period of 5 months, almost every single self-identifying woman in the world grew to be nine foot tall?

Cara and Nate are a hard-working young couple looking to start a family. Together they’re bumbling through the daunting world of pregnancy tests, maternity clothes and flat pack cot building, all the while trying to come to grips with the terrifying responsibility of having to physically create an actual tiny human person. That is, until suddenly, inexplicably, agonizingly, a vast proportion of all the women in the world start to grow - centimetre by centimetre, foot by foot, with science powerless to stop them.

The world is in disarray, the entire structure upon which communities are built grinds to a shuddering halt. The awareness that women are now physically more powerful than men sends shockwaves through society, fracturing age-old assumptions and prejudices. How do political regimes react? What will happen to industry, media, families, sex? And, more importantly, what comes next? 


Nine Foot Nine was shortlisted for the 2018 LET Award, and showcased at the Royal Court as part of their International Women's Day programme. It was a winner of the Bunker Season's Breaking Out Programme in June and ran at the Assembly Front Room for the entirety of the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. It was selected for the Incoming Festival and toured to the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol, HOME in Manchester and the New Diorama in London.



Playwright: Alex Wood

Director: Helena Jackson

Creative Producer: Josephine Shipp

Set Designer: Verity Johnson

Lighting Designer: Jess Hung

Sound Designer: Nicola Chang


Cara: Alexandra James

Sophie: Natalie Kimmerling (Bunker Theatre), Misha Pinnington (Assembly Front Room, Incoming Festival)

Nate: Paul O'Dea



Praise for Sleepless Theatre: 

The List - ‘A blast of intelligent and challenging energy”’– ★★★★★ 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’ - ★★★★