Sleep No More

Gilgamesh

About

Samhain… a world where the membrane between the living and the dead grows thin. A world intoxicated by dreams and nightmares… A wedding and a funeral, the last waltz between baptism and burial…

Creative Team

  • Orla Clogher

    Devised + Designer

  • Cherie White

    Costume Designer

  • Orlagh De Bhaldraithe

    Musical Director

45+
Professional Artists
300+
Volunteers
50,000+
Audience

The Story

Sleep No More is a restless ballad, a dark delirious and delicious waltz between love and lossThe summoning of mischief and the arrival of agitations…

The summoning of mischief and the arrival of agitations…

Sleep No More, presented as part of Bram Stoker Festival Dublin, saw hundreds of Macnas performers invade the streets of Dublin on Halloween night, as fire-breathing monsters tower in the skies and darkly seductive melodies infect the air.

A heady concoction of murky mythology and nocturnal animal energy, tricksters and inconsolable plague mourners descend on the city streets at twilight to transform and transfix. Foreboding rhythms and musical laments, packaged in rhyme and riddle, herald the arrival of Baba Yaga, a formidable figure defined only by her striking ambiguity.

The Characters

Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga

The Owl

The Owl

The Wolf

The Wolf

The Moon

The Moon

Vasalissa

Vasalissa

The Production Team

ARTISTS + MAKERS

    • Angie Byrne
    • Ciarán Bonner
    • Peter Casby
    • Tommy Casby
    • Dave Donovan
    • Eugene Finnegan
    • Gavin Morgan
    • Paul McDonnell
    • Tom Meskell
    • Áine Lawless
    • Susie Reibsich
    • Ger Sweeney
    • Lisa Sweeney

COSTUME

  • Role
    • Saileóg O'Halloran
  • Role
    • Triona Lillis
    • Marcella Morgan

HAIR + MAKEUP

  • Role
    • Helen O Connor
  • Role
    • Michelle Ruane

ENSEMBLE DIRECTORS

  • Role
    • Miquel Barcelo
    • Jonathan Gunning
    • Alex Podger
    • Judith Sibley
  • Role
    • Éimhín Cradock
    • Debbie Wright
  • Role
    • Kevin Curran
    • The Hit Machine

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Role
    • Noeline Kavanagh
  • Role
    • Georgina O'Connor
  • Role
    • Rob Usher
  • Role
    • Emma O'Grady
  • Role
    • Debbie Wright
  • Role
    • Joey Kavanagh
  • Role
    • Eamonn Fox
  • Role
    • Victoria McCormack
  • Role
    • Kevin Hughes
  • Role
    • Jim Faulkner
  • Role
    • Alex Podger
  • Role
    • Niamh Moloughney