Melbourne-based composer/ director Natasha Moszenin is a lifelong insomniac. In 2014 she created The Insomnia Project, an innovative music-theatre work that exposed some of the harsh, and at times hilarious truths about living with sleeplessness. After two highly successful seasons of this work, she is ready to unleash a brand new show: A Sleepless Cabaret at The Butterfly Club on 27 & 28 August 2016.
Three women, who have never met before, are forced to spend a night together in a remote regional hotel room. They are all going to be bridesmaids at a country wedding. They are all chronic insomniacs, who cannot sleep, so they sing and tell stories to pass the time.
However, as it gets deeper into night, moods change, and surprising truths are revealed about the three women, and their experiences of insomnia. Angst, humour and pathos combine with original jazz-based songs, spoken vignettes, and fluffy retro vanity chairs. Would a shot of vodka help?
A Sleepless Cabaret will take its audience through a journey into the heart and mind of the chronically sleepless, who struggle with fatigue, anger and alienation, and who despair at their fate. See how a night can truly feel like a lifetime, and how a lifetime can be filled with song.
A Sleepless Cabaret
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Performances: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August 2016 – 7.00pm
For more information, visit: www.natashamoszenin.com for details.