Sleepwalk Collective and Christopher Brett Bailey: PSYCHODRAMA

Date:Fri 27 May 2022
Time:9.30pm | 18+
Venue:J3
Price:day and full festival passes available • Passes are tiered - go for the price that works for you!

Part of DISRUPT, a two-day programme of disruptive performance. Your day or weekend pass will gain you entry to this event. Passes are available HERE 

‘I think of a child’s mind as a blank book’ – Walt Disney 

Racing across the savage inner-landscape of the human mind, two unlikely (anti)heroes pursue a nightmare vision of freedom through spiralling episodes of intense sensuality and phantasmagoric violence. PSYCHODRAMA is a gooey, drippy dream of a show, a pop-cultural exorcism, a runaway train riding a burnt synapse through the centre of your skull. A celebration of the corrosive power of storytelling that asks who are all those voices inside your head? and how did they get there? and if you could silence those voices, would you? 

Christopher is a multi-award-winning performer / writer / musician, originally from Canada, now based in London. His work spans contemporary theatre, spoken word and experimental music. Recent works include THIS IS HOW WE DIE (2014), KISSING THE SHOTGUN GOODNIGHT (2016), THIS MACHINE WON'T KILL FASCISTS BUT IT MIGHT GET YOU LAID (2016), SUICIDE NOTES (2018), and a joint show with video artist Tomas Jefanovas, RATED X (2018). As a musician he is 1/2 of ambient music duo Moon Ate the Dark, who have released two critically acclaimed LPs on Berlin's Sonic Pieces label. Books of THIS IS HOW WE DIE and SUICIDE NOTES are published by Oberon, and audiobook versions are available from Chris' record label, which he runs out of his bedroom: PASTEL HECK. 

Sleepwalk Collective is an award-winning live-art and experimental theatre group creating fragile, nocturnal performances between the UK and Spain. Formed in London in 2006 by iara Solano Arana (Spain), Malla Sofia Long (Finland) and Sammy Metcalfe (UK). Shows include As The Flames Rose We Danced To The Sirens, The Sirens (premiered 2010), Amusements (2012), Karaoke (2013), Domestica (2014), Actress (2015), Kim Kardashian (2016), Khloé Kardashian (2017), and Kourtney Kardashian (2018). They are currently Associate Artists at the Centro Conde Duque in Madrid and Artists in Residence at Sala Baratza Aretoa in Vitoria-Gasteiz, and their performance texts are published in the UK by Oberon Books.

Written & created by Sleepwalk Collective & Christopher Brett Bailey 

Performed by iara Solano Arana & Christopher Brett Bailey 

With the voice of Nhung Dang 

Music & Sound Design by Christopher Brett Bailey & Sammy Metcalfe 

Stage Design by iara Solano Arana 

Lights by Sammy Metcalfe 

Wigs by Katie Du’Mont 

Costumes by Paola de Diego 

Produced by Beckie Darlington  

Commissioned by Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque, Theatre in the Mill, Cambridge Junction, and Battersea Arts Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

photo credit La Dalia Negra 

Tickets are not currently available online for this event.

Please email the Box Office on tickets@junction.co.uk if you require any further information.

'Superbly written… gruesome, exceptional… addictive, bold, gooey brilliance. Put down that pesky TV remote and get a ticket.’ ★★★★★ The Crumb

‘Psychodrama shocks, it draws you in, it leaves you gobsmacked - if I were a cartoon character my eyes popping out like plates right now.’ ★★★★ Everything Theatre

'imaginative, inventive and unapologetic' ★★★★★ North West End

‘Deliciously weird’ ★★★★ The Stage

Part of DISRUPT, a two-day programme of disruptive performance. Your day or weekend pass will gain you entry to this event. Passes are available HERE 

Age: 18+ (contains adult content & themes)

Duration: 75 minutes (no interval)

Warnings: The show contains: Haze, moments of complete darkness & loud or sudden music/sounds.

We don’t feel any of the scenes are distressing – our feeling is that the descriptions of sex and violence are too obviously cartoony and brief for it to be actually distressing, but Sammy Metcalfe would be happy to talk to you about this further should that be useful. Sammy is on sammyawake@gmail.com  

Timings and venues are subject to change

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