Quiet Little Fox
‘I am very awake. I’ve never been this awake before. Except every other night this week.’
This is the story of the sleep deprived. An electric fusion of theatre, original animation and music creates a waking-dream of sleeplessness.
Witty, wild, poetic, tragic and exquisitely beautiful, Insomnia Cat Came to Stay is “a manic, hypnotic monologue… a potent drama from fraying fibres of intellect and feeling” (The Age).
This engaging cross-media performance was born from a collaboration between award-winning playwright Fleur Kilpatrick, animator Thomas Russell and composer Roderick Cairns under the guidance of director Danny Delahunty.
Insomnia Cat Came to Stay played to sold out audiences in the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival and after further development has been remounted for a national fringe tour this year. The writing, acting and design have been praised by theatre and art critics alike and “will resonate with anyone who’s lain awake wrestling with their demons at 3am (that’s all of us, right?) and make us grateful for that profound, mysterious gift of sleep” (Arts Hub).
Director: Danny Delahunty // Written by: Fleur Kilpatrick // Featuring: Joanne Sutton
Image by Sarah Walker