The Hours Before We Wake is a lo-fi sci-fi black comedy set in the year 2091, devised and performed by Tremolo Theatre. Technology allows us to control our dreams and upload them to DreamShare. Our story follows Ian, a perpetual beta-male, who is pretty insignificant – even the face recognition software at work doesn’t know who he is. At night Ian dreams of being a hero, but during the day he works at Cognetix, sifting through data in the sleep analysis department where Janice is his unattainable supervisor. One day Ian crosses paths with the headstrong outcast Bea and is plunged headfirst into a world of conspiracy.
The Hours Before We Wake is a sharp dystopian comedy about lucid dreaming, technology and not letting anyone inside your head. Tremolo Theatre use music, movement and intricate sound design to explore their version of the future.
“A tour de force of sound design.” - ★★★★★ StageTalk Magazine.
“A dark comedy, with great comedic timing and a script that’s razor sharp” - Bristol #Prospectus