Awake

Max arrives home to a surprise birthday party. His pregnant wife Vendela has arranged a gathering and his friends are all dressed up as characters from the circus. Max struggles to find a way to tell them some devastating news. Awake is a simple story of love, loss and mortality, told using powerful live music inspired by traditional gypsy, folk and Eastern European songs, beautiful aerial circus and physical theatre.

A story about health, harmony and the hunger to succeed told in words, acrobatics, music and dance. It’s performed by a multi skilled cast of actors and musicians from Sweden, Norway, England and Australia. An international ensemble of multi skilled performers gives you a simple story of change and transformation.

See the five star and raving reviews here

Contact person: Natalie Richardson and Christopher Sivertsen

Photos Andy Phillipson

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Show credits

 

Conceived and Directed by: Christopher Sivertsen & the Ensemble

Original script by Edward Kemp, edited by Lucy Maycock (UK)

Set & Costume Design: Alexandra Berry (UK)

Lighting Design: Guillaume Pissembon (France)

Music: Jonas Färnlöf and ensemble

 

Ensemble:  

Hanna Björck (Sweden)  – Angelika

Melissa Chambers (Australia/USA) – Karla

Oliviero Papi (Australia/Italy)  – Max

Marcin Rudy (Poland)  – Sima

Maria Sendow (Sweden)  – Vendela

Christopher Sivertsen (Norway) –  C

 

Musician: Christoffer Rogersson (Sweden)

Technician: Johan Bark (Sweden)

Production Co-ordinator: Julia Pliscovaz (Sweden)

Assistant Producer: Stephanie Koeniger (Germany/UK)

UK Producer: Natalie Richardson (Germany/UK)

Official photos by Linnéa Pettersson

Originally the roles of Karla and Sima were created and played by Anna-Helena McLean (UK) and Pelle Holst (SE).

 

We are very grateful to the following people for the generous support in making this production possible; Au Brana Cultural Centre, Västmanlands Teater, The North Wall & Lucy Maycock, Jacksons Lane, Wolfgang Hoffman, Jim Weiner and Dani Rae from Aurora Nova, Kulturnämnden Sweden, Kristina Gonzalez, Pelle Holst, Kate Papi, Anna-Helena McLean, Dagfinn J.V Tutturen, Bartolomej Spasowski, Ian Morgan, Niamh Dowling, Eileen Blumenthal, Satchie Noro, Hege Sæbjørnsen, Jacksons Lane, The Point Eastleigh, Ola Wauge, Tina Kronis, Clive Stevenson, Johan Hamrin, Linnéa  Pettersson, and Ulla Arvidsson.

 

And to everyone who has helped us along the way who we have not managed to mention here.

 


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