Who are they? How did they get there? And what if you cannot wake them up?
A lonely puppeteer returns home one spring morning to find exactly that - a woman in deep sleep, lying on his bed. Very soon he discovers that, when he also goes to sleep, they share the same dreams.
The Man Who Was Asleep is a musical fairytale, an enchantment that travels through the seasons and folklore of the year, as two people fall in love but realise they cannot be together in real life.
It was originally performed at The Space, London, in 2004, with Olivia Armstrong as the Narrator, Michael Colgan as the Man and Helen Morse Palmer (who also did the wonderful marionette paintings that adorned the set) as the Woman. A shortened version was performed the following year at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, as part of a celebration of new musicals.