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  • Winner of the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre 
  • Winner of the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright

This fringe hit from London makes its U.S. Premiere in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab! Whether or not sleepover parties with friends were part of your upbringing, you’re invited to join Elle, Shan, Funmi, and Rey at theirs. These four Black British teenagers are growing up fast, each coping with their unique challenges of disability, sexuality, religion, and family. Their sleepover parties are a complex dance of adolescent bluster and aspirational performance, interspersed with moments of intimate honesty that seem to take them all by surprise. Most of all, Sleepova is a testament to the joys of friendship, centering a quartet of young women tentatively making their way in the world. 

“All the clumsiness and wide-eyed excitability of the best coming-of-age dramas… an exhilarating tableau of imperfect young friendship and you leave wanting an invite to their next party.” – The Guardian

“I know a good time when I see one, and ‘Sleepova’ surely is that.” - Time Out London

“You can’t help but fall in love with this joyous, exuberant show” - The Evening Standard

By Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini
Directed by Paige Hernandez


Sleepova was commissioned by and premiered at the Bush Theatre in London, Artistic Director Lynette Linton

2024-25 Season
Part of the 2024-25 Season

Watch: Playwright Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini accept the Olivier Award


March 26 - April 27 2025

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