simple8 in association with Park Theatre presents the World Premiere of

Don't Sleep There Are Snakes

A new play by Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton with simple8

"Astonishing" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ London Theatre 1

"A comedy of linguistics and misunderstanding...brilliant" ★ ★ ★ ★ Whatsonstage

"Liberating and intoxicating" ★ ★ ★ ★ Theatre Bubble 

"Big ideas with a lightness of touch"  ★ ★ ★ ★ The Upcoming 

"Engaging, entertaining, inventive...left me in a different state of mind"
★★★★ Plays To See 

"Provokes and inspires...impeccable, entertaining, stimulating"
★★★★ Camden New Journal 

 

Based on the true story and book by Daniel Everett

Pirahã [(n) piɾaˈhã] a remote Amazonian tribe with a language no outsider has ever understood.

Daniel Everett, a linguist and missionary, is sent into the jungle with a clear purpose: to learn their language and convert them to Christianity. 

But as he struggles to communicate, he uncovers a culture like nothing he’s ever imagined.  What he discovers blows apart modern linguistic theory, forcing him to question his faith and his understanding of what it means to be human.

Following the critically acclaimed The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Moby-Dick, the award winning ensemble, simple8, return with an adventure wrenched from the heart of the jungle, that traces how language, culture and experience shape us all.

"A company possessing the skills, dedication and intelligence to create wonder" 
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Times

 

Photo credit: Idil Sukan/Draw HQ