A lo-fi sci-fi black comedy set in the year 2091. Technology allows us to control our dreams and upload them to DreamShare. It has become completely normal for everyone in society to take the Cognetix dream pill every night.
Our story follows Ian, a perpetual beta-male, who is pretty insignificant; even the face recognition software at work doesn’t know who he is. At night Ian dreams of being a hero and saving Janice, but during the day he works at Cognetix, sifting through data in the sleep analysis department where Janice is his unattainable supervisor. One day Ian crosses paths with the headstrong outcast Bea and is suddenly plunged headfirst into a world of conspiracy.
The Hours Before We Wake is a sharp dystopian comedy about lucid dreaming, technology and not letting anyone inside your head. Tremolo Theatre use music, movement and intricate sound design to explore their version of the future.
“A little gem of a show, multi faceted and polished to perfection.” - ★★★★★ StageTalk Magazine.
“A dark comedy, with great comedic timing and a script that’s razor sharp” - Bristol #Prospectus
Ian - James D Kent
Bea - Maisie Newman
Janice / Louise - Kathleen Fitzpatrick Milton
Created and Devised by the Company
Director - Jack Drewry
Musical Director - Rowan Evans
Sound Design - Rowan Evans and Jack Drewry
Dramaturgy - Elana Binysh and Anna Houghton
Designer - Jenny Davies
Lighting - Jay Costello
Lighting Operator - Bob Yates-Tiley
Production Photography - Jack Offord
Assistant Producer - Elana Binysh
Producers - Emma London and Jojo Townsend