HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS / CELIA ATKIN PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

SLEEPWALKING

By Hannah Khalil
Directed by Audrey Sheffield

Just ask me. To help. It’s what I’m here for. I want to.

Downstairs

1 - 31 Dec 2020

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

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Life as a mother is full of challenges: there’s the house to be paid for, a high-pressure full-time job, and a daughter who has started having nightmares.  So it’s a relief when grandma steps in to help: dealing with the school run, preparing the daughter’s dinner, reading the bedtime story… everything suddenly becomes easier.  But what starts as desperately needed support gradually begins to feel pernicious. Best not to look too closely. Questioning things might lead to the end of this essential arrangement. And then the telephone starts to ring in the middle of the night…

Hannah Khalil’s Hampstead debut is a dark thriller that explores motherhood and the secrets that no mother could ever share with her child. 

Hannah's plays include A Museum in Baghdad (RSC/Kiln); Interference (National Theatre of Scotland); Scenes from 68* Years – (Arcola - James Tait Black Award shortlisted) and The Scar Test (Soho).

Audrey Sheffield makes her Hampstead Theatre directorial debut. Her directing credits include Twenty Twenty (Young Vic), The Effect and Apologia (both English Theatre, Frankfurt); The Dark Room (Theatre503 - Nominated for Best Director Offies 2017) and We Too Are Giants (Kiln). 


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Artistic team

WRITER

HANNAH KHALIL

DIRECTOR

AUDREY SHEFFIELD

Design

ANNA REID

LIGHTING

ALI HUNTER

SOUND

JULIAN STARR

Cast

REHEARSAL BLOG FROM SLEEPWALKING'S HANNAH KHALIL

Posted on 10 March 2020

Hannah Khalil, writer of our upcoming Downstairs World Premiere Sleepwalking, takes us behind-the-scenes of the first day of rehearsals.

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR SLEEPWALKING

Posted on 28 February 2020

Eileen Nicholas and Jeany Spark will star in Hannah Khalil's dark thriller about motherhood, directed by Audrey Sheffield Downstairs from 26 March.

First five performances: All tickets £5
The next twelve performances: £12
Performances thereafter: £14
Seniors*: £10 (matinee only)
Under 30s and Students: £10
Access: £6
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

*Ages 60+