Sleepless Nights Plays England's Rose and Crown

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Sleepless Nights, a collection of tales of scandal, adultery, passion, murder and the supernatural, reveals a fascinating account of life in turn-of-the-century France.

These three new adaptations each has its own surprising twist or turn. The Bedroom tells the story of a young wife who confronts her husband with a strange demand to which he is compelled to surrender, despite its apparent absurdity. In the farcical The Conservatory, dormant passions are awakened, while The Horla is a masterful tale of vampire-like ghouls and fear. An ensemble of four players star, using storytelling, mime and physical theatre.

The cast includes Sean Pritchett, Dave Roberts, Nicole Tongue and Lauren Terry. Alistair Green's previous adaptations and directing credits include Grimms (a feast of fairy tales), The Stratagem & Other Stories (Crowley, Poe), Hamlet, The Jests of Skoggan, Don Q and the hard hitting The Last Word (part of Just Desserts Festival) - all for Horla at The Rose and Crown Theatre; also The Magistrate (Maupassant) with Camden People's Theatre, Poe and Berkoff's Decadence with GRiP Theatre, Berkoff's Kvetch at the BAC and Beckett's Roughs For Theatre at The White Bear.

—By Theatrenow