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Barbican Theatre to stage slumber party

Lullaby's performers
Image caption Lullaby's performers will create a 'nod-off narrative'

London's Barbican Theatre is to stage a show which involves the audience changing into their nightwear, brushing their teeth and sleeping over.

Lullaby, produced by the Duckie theatre company, will transform the venue's Pit theatre into a large-scale bedroom to spend the night in.

Storytelling and cradle song will be followed by a night's sleep and a breakfast the next morning.

The show is due to take place for a month from next June.

Producer Simon Casson said the show would be "reassuring and very, very cosy".

"Every time I go to the theatre I fall asleep, so I thought why don't we embrace that idea and make a show that deliberately sends people to sleep?" he added.

The production is dubbed "a moonlit soporific serenade followed by seven hours of slow-wave sleep rounded-off by breakfast to send you on your way".

Single, double and triple beds will be installed in the theatre.

Tickets for the overnight experience are priced at £42 and are due to go on sale next month.

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