Sleepwalk Collective present

As The Flames Rose We Danced To The Sirens, The Sirens

Winner First Prize, BE Festival Birmingham 2011
Winner Best Actress, BE Festival Birmingham 2011
Winner, Best Actress, SKENA UP Kosovo 2011
Winner Best Direction, Festival ACT Bilbao 2010
Nominated Total Theatre Award, 2011


iara is starting to fear the worst. She’s looking for a roomful of strangers whose arms she can fall into. And while she knows that she cannot necessarily be trusted, and may not be entirely deserving of help, tonight she would like to put herself in your hands…

In an hour of troubling intimacy, Sleepwalk Collective chop up and reply the iconography of B-movies and early cinema in a joyous and desperate attempt to re-work cinematic and cultural clichés into something heartfelt and profound. ‘An unsettlingly languid but hauntingly touching display of live-art tragi-comic stand-up’ (The Herald).


Created by Sleepwalk Collective in 2009-10
Performed by iara Solano Arana
Text by Sammy Metcalfe and iara Solano Arana
Music by Adam Ireland and Sammy Metcalfe

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