The Sleeper

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Play about refugees, set on an overnight train in Europe.

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Anima Theatre Company

Set on an overnight train somewhere through Europe, The Sleeper weaves together the real testimony of Syrian refugees and the personal experience of Henry C Krempels, who draws from his piece commissioned by Vice Magazine in 2015, at the height of the immigration crisis. The play describes a situation familiar to thousands of refugees over the past few years who have become stuck somewhere between leaving home and starting a new life, where anonymity rules and the less we reveal about ourselves the less obvious our differences will become.

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