Sleeping Disorders: Public reading in Sweden

With this public reading, Sleeping Disorders, the play by Radka Denemarková, meets Swedish actors and audience for the first time!

When: 28. 5. 2022 at 12.00
Where: Reginateatern, Trädgårdsgatan 6, Uppsala, Sweden

Why did the very two who might have been Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath get stuck together on a rather inhospitable mezzanine floor after death? What do they do, what do they talk about and what do they eat? What’s so special about the bathtub and the oven, and what happens when the glamorous Ivana T. arrives and turns things upside down?

Sleeping Disorders by Radka Denemarková had its world premiere at the Divadlo Na zábradlí theatre in Prague in 2010. It has since been translated into Polish and Slovenian and published in book form. The play is now being translated into Swedish by Karin Eriksson in collaboration with director Ester Holmén.

With this public reading, the story meets Swedish actors and audience for the first time!

The reading will be presented by Holmén and the roles will be read by participating actors. Approximately 1 hour of reading followed by 30 minutes of discussion about the play. The Reginateaterns café will be open throughout the reading for those who wish to have coffee.

Sleeping disorders – a relentless comedy about not getting any rest.

By: Radka Denemarková
Participants: Siv Eriksson, Elin Hilläng, Tuva Jagell
Director: Ester Holmén
Translation from Czech: Karin Eriksson

Radka Denemarková has been a full-time writer since her fiction debut in 2005. She has been awarded the Magnesia Litera, the Czech equivalent of the August Prize, on four occasions. Her novels have been translated into 23 languages. In Sweden, the novel Money from Hitler (Swedish: Pengar från Hitler) has been published in translation by Karin Eriksson, for which she was nominated for the Kulturhuset Stadsteater’s International Literature Prize. Sleeping Disorders is Denemarková’s first play.

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