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simple8 in association with Park Theatre presents the World Premiere of

Don't Sleep There Are Snakes

A new play by Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton with simple8

Writers | Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton with simple8
Co-Directors | Sebastian Armesto, Dudley Hinton and Hannah Emanuel


Writer and Director | Sebastian Armesto

Work as a director and writer includes simple 8’s productions of Les Enfants du Paradis, The Four Stages of Cruelty, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Moby-Dick.

Forthcoming work as a director includes the feature film For Grace.

Sebastian trained and works as an actor. His most recent credits on film include Tulip Fever and the newest incarnation of Star Wars. On television recent credits include Stephen Poliakoff’s new show Close to the Enemy, Poldark and Murder.


Writer & Director | Dudley Hinton

Dudley is a writer, producer and director. He co-founded and co-runs simple8.

He co-directed The Texas Sharpshooter and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (both Arcola Theatre), and Remembering Ruhleben (The Garden Museum).

He co-wrote The Texas Sharpshooter, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Les Enfants du Paradis (all Arcola Theatre).

As a producer, he works with Richard Darbourne Ltd, who are currently producing Guys and Dolls (West End and UK tour) and Avenue Q (UK tour). With RDL, he produced and general managed Tuesdays at Tesco’s and Cafe Society Swing (both at 59e59 Theaters, New York) and Barbershopera’s The Three Muskateers (Brno International Theatre Festival).

Dudley has produced work for LOCOG and CNN, produced the Garden Museum Literary Festival in 2014 and 2015, and has worked with the London International Mime Festival for the past six years.

He has co-produced all simple8’s productions to date.

Director | Hannah Emanuel

Hannah is a founder member of Simple8 theatre company.

Theatre includes; Frau Frufoff, ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’, (Simple8/Arcola Theatre); Tan,‘Heidi: A Goat’s Tail’ (Theatre Royal, Bath); Ensemble,‘Something Very Far Away’ (National Theatre Studio); Mrs Saunders, ‘The Four Stages of Cruelty’ (Simple 8/Arcola Theatre); Leyla Troon, ‘Spaceship ‘87’ (Manchester Royal Exchange), Judith Nowell, ‘Sabbat’ (Dukes Theatre/Orange Tree); Lisu, ‘Mr Puntila and His Man, Matti’ (Belgrade Theatre); Eugenia, ‘Galileo’s Daughter’, (Peter Hall Company);

Film/TV includes: Ingrid Smith, ‘Bodies’ (BBC2/HatTrick Prods); Minnie, ‘All Men’s Dead’ (David Simpson); Julia, ‘Dead Cat’ (Stefan Georgiou/LowFat Films)