When a mysterious man is rescued by an unsuspecting nurse, their world is thrown into paralysing doubt. As their stories unravel we uncover a web of deceit, betrayal and manipulation where nothing is quite what it seems.
The Man Who Woke Up Dead is a taut thriller, influenced by 1950s film noir and the dystopian worlds of George Orwell. Exploring the divide between fact and fiction, Square Peg create a dark, claustrophobic nightmare akin to the thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock, where the truth is just a figment of your imagination.
Using their unique physical and cinematic style, Square Peg create an elegant, bold and beautifully choreographed world from the empty stage. The company create highly visual and narrative-driven theatre focusing on combining ‘new writing’ and ‘physical theatre’ to bring fully rounded and exciting stories to life. They create vibrant, playful, three-dimensional work – because they feel that what is done on stage is as important as what is said.
- The Man Who Woke Up Dead was commissioned and co-produced by Waterside Arts Centre and Creative Industries Trafford. It is a Square Peg Theatre production.
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