Nine Foot Nine


What would happen if, over a period of 10 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 chronicles Cara and Nate’s struggle to adjust to this new reality, how the changing labels of ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ worm into their relationship and push them towards a world where the gender balance is forever altered. Bold and brash, Nine Foot Nine shows bodies onstage in a way never seen before. 


Nine Foot Nine is in development stages and is being workshopped over the coming months - if you're interested or have any ideas regarding the theme, feel free to contact us!. We're particularly interested in hearing from designers that identify as BAME/non-white, and any artists identifying as D/deaf or disabled.


Nine Foot Nine is shortlisted for the 2018 LET Award, and had a 5 minute showcase at the Royal Court as part of their International Women's Day programme. It is currently part of the Bunker Season's Breaking Out Programme in June - tickets and more information can be found here




Playwright: Alex Wood

Director: Helena Jackson

Creative Producer: Josephine Shipp


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’ ****