From HG Wells' dystopian novel... A new full length collaboration between musicians AK/DK and Plume Animation. In development to premiere in late 2016. Showcased at 'Earthetic' Brighton Dome 25/11/15
THE SLEEPER AWAKES
A confused and desperate insomniac, at odds with the world about them, suddenly falls into a deep and long coma. They awake two-hundred years later and emerge into a strange, ‘brave new world’ – only to discover that through a series of financial investments, political manoeuvres and religious beliefs – a deeply hierarchical and oppressive regime has been established in their name; with them as the leader and owner of half the world. The masses, though downtrodden and oppressed, dream of a time when the sleeper will awake and lead them to justice and freedom.
H. G. Wells’ imaginative and amazingly accurate portrayal of a dark future controlled by a powerful and all encompassing plutocracy is brought to life by live music, stunning visual animation and film. As the whirling and immersive imagery of this dystopian future reel around the audience, one is left questioning how far off this dark future actually is, and will the people, like the Sleeper, eventually wake up to combat the ever growing forces of greed, mechanisation and capitalism – or will they be forever doomed to repeat the mistakes of their past?