'A truly honest and inspiring account of parenting. You must see it!' (Audience member)

Sleepless is a genuine and honest female solo show tackling maternal mental health head on.  Focusing on sleep deprivation and emotional stress, Sleepless is a highly physical piece combining physical theatre, aerial silk and spoken word. It is a celebration of parenthood that tackles the dangerous extremes life changing experiences can push us to as we adjust. 

‘It’s ok, you’ll feel better once you’ve got some….DON’T DROP THE BABY...sleep.’

Created from diary entries of new mother Kim Charnock, and poetic scribblings of Co-Director Lorna Meehan, who struggled with insomnia during a time of depression and anxiety, Sleepless leads you through breastfeeding, teething, first night's out and the incessant isolating incubation of being stuck at home. Sleepless finds humour in the chaos of the exerting intricacies of parenthood. This emotionally charged, disjointed narrative reminds us how fragile we are, how strong we can be, and how unconditional love makes all the struggles worthwhile. 

'It's enough to make me smile, stay awake, and thank God I am having this moment with you.'

Funded by Sir Barry Jackson Trust Fund and available for tour booking thoughout 2020.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss booking the show



Co-Creators: Kim Charnock

                      Lorna Meehan

Director: Lorna Meehan

Sound & Lighting: Richard Gillett

Video: Rebecca Head


Photos: Emiliano Ron


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West Midlands Circus & Creation Centre, Unit 8, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT

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