Sleep Eat Party

November 2009

Based on interviews with young men and women across Northern Ireland and scripted by multi award winning writer Damian Gorman.

You might be the future, but you don’t have to be it right now

Over six months dozens of young men have talked to Tinderbox’s Outreach team about how they live in 2009.

By turns funny, moving and disturbing, their stories featured scrapes with the law, escaping the past, battling addiction, and the unexpected joy of fatherhood.

SLEEP EAT PARTY has been created from their words and experiences and includes characters based directly on interview material.

Damian Gorman describes the play in the following way:

“This play is inspired by, and made up of, the words of Northern Irish young people in equal measure. It is dedicated to all the young people who took part, and all those who didn’t.”

70% of the final production was word for word by the young people interviewed.

Photography by Ciaran Bagnall

WRITER
Damian Gorman

DIRECTOR
Michael Duke

DRAMATURG
Hanna Slättne

SET & LIGHTING DESIGN
Ciaran Bagnall

COSTUME DESIGN 
Diana Ennis

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR
Stevie Prickett

CAST
Shaun Blaney, Roisin Gallagher, Brian Markey, John Shayegh and John Travers