All My Sleep and Waking
By MARY RACHEL BROWN
28 Nov – 22 Dec 2018 | Old 505 Theatre
'I am not saying I don't wish him peace but he should run through those pearly gates of heaven. If he walks, he'll get caught for something.'
As a father's death approaches, three siblings struggle to reconcile with their differing experience of the same man. Conflicting memories, rusted on family habits and arguments about who will do what at the funeral all create distraction from the painful truth. Parental love isn't always fair. And keeping score on family history is a dangerous game.
In a special and rare move, Mary Rachel Brown revisits and rewrites her first play; an ode to the complexity of forgiveness and a searing and unflinching look at family, love and duty.
Written by Mary Rachel Brown
Directed by Dino Dimitriadis
Produced by Charlie Murphy
Production Design by Maya Keys
Lighting Design by Alexander Berlage
Sound Design and Composition by Benjamin Pierpoint
Production Photography by Robert Catto
With Di Adams, Angela Bauer, Alex Beauman and Richard Sydenham