To Sleep – a British Drama about Suicide

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With warmth, compassion and dark humour, ‘To Sleep’ shows how relationships can develop between different people no matter how appalling their shared experiences might be. The play opens in an A&E waiting area with two people, who have almost nothing in common except they’re both there for the same reason – suicide gone wrong.

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British drama about suicide

TO SLEEP – A BRITISH DRAMA ABOUT SUICIDE (Digital Script)

With warmth, compassion and dark humour, ‘To Sleep’ shows how relationships can develop between different people no matter how appalling their shared experiences might be. The play opens in an A&E waiting area with two people, who have almost nothing in common. One is a girl in her late teens, the other a middle aged man. Neither of them seems comfortable being there until they find out that they’re both there for the same reason – suicide gone wrong. This leads to the two talking and deciding to help each other finish the job; a decision which causes an unexpectedly beautiful relationship to start to build in this British drama about suicide.

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Author: Matt Fox

Type: One act play in three scenes

Genre: British Drama about suicide, poignant dark comedy

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Around 39 (M) and 17 (F) years old

Suitable for: Adults to watch and older teens up to perform

Length: 45-60 minutes depending on the performance

Set: 1. Hospital Waiting Room 2. Hayley’s bedroom 3. Martin’s living room

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a challenging piece, suitable for drama school that deals with a terrible subject with humour, tragedy and understanding

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To Sleep (out take shot) by Lisa Coleman copyright of Lisa and Darren Coleman 2013

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about To Sleep

Copyright © May 2020 Matt Fox and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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