Dusk

An installation, film and performance project for children exploring the idea of change.

It’s Dusk, the time when everything changes. Come with us to celebrate the wide, wild world around you.

Nestled together in the heart of a hand-built forest, a group of creatures with furry tails are watching and waiting for someone to arrive. Their friend has a long way to travel, many things to discover and huge challenges to face.

Dusk interweaves film and live performance to create a magical experience in which your child will play a central role. So put on your tail, prick up your ears, and get ready for Dusk.

Dusk has been created for 4-7 year olds. Older children are welcome.  Tails will be provided.

Original production dates
Stratford Circus - London: 29th September - 4th October 2014
The Core at Corby Cube - Corby: 8th October - 11th October 2014
mac - Birmingham: 15th October - 18th October 2014
Take Off Festival - Stockton on Tees: 22nd October - 25th October 2014
Gulbenkian - Canterbury: 29th October - 1st November 2014
Young Vic - London: 14th November - 29th November 2014
Utterly ravishing... Life’s never boring when you have a tail to play with and it’s a wrench to leave Dusk’s twinkling world.
Time Out
...this piece for four to seven year olds ends on such an endorphin rush that the whole family emerges grinning inanely... An enthralling and deeply affecting call of the wild for families.
The Stage
...a show that creates two worlds, one in the theatre and one on film, and then makes then collide… the children are genuinely surprised and delighted.
The Guardian
Fevered Sleep have created a hybrid piece of film and theatre that enables the audience to re-think just how we see everything around us – both in a city and the natural world.
Bargain Theatreland
David Harradine, director of Fevered Sleep, wants to make strange, beautiful theatre for little people, and he's not talking Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He's talking green, ecologically sound vistas of change and renewal, a new dawn, a bright sky.
WhatsOnStage
David Harradine
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Concept, Story & Direction

Sam Butler
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Concept, Story & Direction


The Performance

Nasi Voutsas
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It

Nick Lawson
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Another It

David Harradine & Sam Butler
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Design

Ali Beale
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Design & Production Manager

Hansjörg Schmidt
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Light

Gareth Fry
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Sound

David Leahy
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Music

Jess Tiller
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Costume

Jo Hayes
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Costume

Sam Evans
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Technical Stage Manager

Liz Kay
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Company Stage Manager

Nick Malbon
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Light Animation, Programming

Ruth Stringer, Kate Tinkler, Jacob Hughes
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Light Animation, Surface Build

Jess Tiller, Holli Samways, April Nash, Amanda Brothwell Thompson, Stevie McTear, Suzy Peters, Milo McKeand, Penelope Mills, Lucy Ducker,
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Costume Makers

Factory Settings Ltd
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Set Construction

Gillian Campbell
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Scenic Artist


Sharon Kean at Kean Lanyon Ltd 020 7354 3574
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Press


The Film

Nasi Voutsas
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It

Antigone Avdi, Ben Barter, Juno Robinson Butler, Scarlett Butler-Broad, Tallulah Butler-Broad, Mariana Camiloti, Adam Colborne, Amelia Donkor, Natalie Londono, Joanie Mayne, Henry Montes, William Powell, Jessie Russell
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The Other Its

Sam Butler, Ben Robinson & Juno Robinson Butler
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Mountain Walkers

Ifor Owen
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Farmer

Lisa Cronshaw, Finlay Cronshaw, Tyler McPherson
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Family

Carl Patrick
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Dog Walker

Ava Murray
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Little It

Will Duke
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Cinematographer and Post Production

Gareth Fry
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Sound Design

David Leahy
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Music

Ali Beale
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First Assistant Director

Andy Pritchard
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First Assistant Camera

Maciej Miskiewicz
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Sound Recordist

Bruce Asher
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Sound Sync

Gursen Houssein
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Second Unit Assistant

Nick Lester, Ieuan Ritchie, Poppy Weir, Hae-Eun Lee
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Runners

Angeline Conaghan
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Vocalist

Ruth Sullivan
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Foley Artist

Pete Malkin
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Sound Editor

Alan Snelling
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Foley recording at Up4Loud

Nick Baldock
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ADR recording at art4noise

Animals
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Gwydir Stables Ltd

Owl
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Fens Falconry

Click on creative team member for full biography.

A Fevered Sleep and Young Vic co-production.
Produced in association with Fuel.
Commissioned by Pontio, Bangor.
Supported by Stratford Circus.

Special thanks to Llanlliana Coastal Retreat





Supported by

With additional support from:

Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, John Thaw Foundation, Newcomen Collett Foundation, The Golsoncott Foundation Goldsmiths Company, Dusk Benefactors, Elena Shchukina

It’s finally time for Dusk

At the heart of Dusk is a journey. A journey through different places, and a journey through time. It’s real; climbing up trees, jumping through heather, running into the sea and crossing city streets – and it’s metaphorical; a journey of change and growth in which time passes strangely, in which a lost child grows up as he makes his way home. The other journey through Dusk has been our journey as a company, which has taken us from rehearsal rooms to wind torn clifftops to editing suites to the theatres where it’s being shown. We’re not sure whether Dusk… Read More

How to grow a forest, how to conjure a dusk

It’s that time again, late at night, dark and silent (other than this wind howling down the chimney) and the slow trickle and drip of ideas, thoughts emerging, possibilities surfacing and fading away. We’re moving towards something totally new for us:  a script, a screenplay, a structure, a concrete dream of the thing before we start rehearsing the thing.  Something down, a starting point, a seed.  A sapling.  Fertile ground to grow a project in.  But how do you grow a forest, at dusk, or in the dark, in the silence (with just this wind howling)?  How do you know… Read More

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