Fri 14 July | 19:00| Town Hall Theatre

2023 | Ireland | 90’ | Narrative

Fall asleep and you die. Seven strangers enrol in a seemingly routine drug trial at a pharmaceutical facility, but soon discover an unexpected side effect – they are unable to fall asleep. Concerned for her patients’ safety, the supervising doctor advises the pharmaceutical representatives to stop the trial, though they are more interested in the drug’s potential on the market than the safety of some “lab rats”.  

As the drug’s effects finally begin to diminish and the participants grow tired, they realise that if they fall asleep, they will die. Chaos ensues when the facility suddenly goes into lockdown, and the participants must fight to stay awake for another 24 hours, after already being awake for almost five days straight.

Irish Premiere | Post Show discussion will follow

Director: Ian Hunt-Duffy
Writer: Darach McGarrigle
Producer: Simon Doyle
Cast: Pollyanna McIntosh, Millie Brady, Abby Fitz, Shonagh Marie, Diarmuid Noeyes, Brenock O’Connor, Frank Blake, Akshay Kumar

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