On a stage that might be a painting or might be a page torn from a book, three women unravel a fractured text on culture and savagery, nostalgia and loneliness. Part narcoleptic beauty pageant, part psychosexual fever dream, Domestica is a woozy, deadpan, and extensively-annotated dismantling of high art and classical posturing that asks where exactly we’ve come from and where exactly we might be going in this ever-louder, ever-accelerating new century.
Domestica follows the company’s acclaimed Amusements (2012) and Karaoke (2013) as the final part of Lost In The Funhouse, a loosely connected trilogy about pleasure and boredom in the 21st century.
Sleepwalk Collective is an award-winning live-art and experimental theatre group creating fragile, nocturnal performances between the UK and Spain.
The UK tour of Domestica is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and through Instituto Etxepare. Co-produced by Festival BAD Bilbao, Festival TNT Terassa, and the Festival Internacional de Vitoria-Gasteiz. Developed through residencies at Bilbao Eszena (2013) and Azala Espacio de Creación (2014), with the support of Gobierno Vasco, BAI Antzerki Eskola, and TAE Vitoria-Gasteiz.
★★★★ “This is serious experimental theatre… A headswim of a show.” – What’s On Stage
★★★★★ “Mind-melting… A supernova of colour, smoke, light & sound… Left me awestruck.” – To Do List
“It’s a feast of styles… It’s a piece that I would choose to see again and again. So much so that I see it twice, over consecutive evenings.” – Quiet Man Dave
★★★★ “An unsettlingly languid but hauntingly touching display of live-art tragic-comic standup” – The Herald (on …The Sirens, The Sirens)
★★★★★ “Carries an emotional charge like a bare wire” – ThreeWeeks (on Amusements)
“Hauntingly gripping… an awe-inspiring, sexually-charged performance” – The Stage (on Amusements)
“Fluent visual and verbal poetry… pulsing with a weird insistent life” – The Scotsman (on Karaoke)
★★★★ “Innovative, thoughtful and experimental” – Everything Theatre (on Karaoke)
“Eerie, naughty, penetrating, witty, transporting, sexy, devastating.” – Maddy Costa, Exeunt Magazine (on Karaoke)
★★★★★ “Incredibly beautiful” – To Do List (on Actress)
“There’s an intensity and shapeliness to Sleepwalk Collective’s work that commands attention” – The Scotsman