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Above Me The Wide Blue Sky

Above Me The Wide
Blue Sky

created by Fevered Sleep 

This show has now ended

A Fevered Sleep/Young Vic co-production. Produced in association with Fuel. Co-commissioned by Live at LICA and Warwick Arts Centre. Supported by Arts Council England, the Wellcome Trust, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

7 - 28 March 2013

The Maria

Explore the show

Visit the Above Me The Wide Blue Sky microsite to find out more about the creation of the show, go behind the scenes and find out how you can get involved...

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Discussion event

Wednesday 27 March 5-6pm

There will be a free discussion event on Wednesday 27 March with the creative team of Above Me The Wide Blue Sky and guests from the arts and science. Join us to find out more about the themes and the research process that informed the making of Above Me The Wide Blue Sky. 

This is a free event taking place between the matinee and evening performances. To book a place, please email admin@feveredsleep.co.uk or call 020 7922 2988.

Watch the trailer

Show information 

A man whose memories are carried by birds.
A woman whose children have grown with the trees.
A family whose garden is the fathomless ocean.
If who we are and what we call home is interwoven with nature, what happens when everything starts to change?

The critically acclaimed Fevered Sleep transform the Young Vic with their longawaited follow-up to 2010’s On Ageing. Set within a stunning multi-screen film installation, with a captivating soundscape of birdsong, electronic music and a new score for string quartet, Above Me The Wide Blue Sky draws together tales of love, loss and belonging from an ever-changing world, created from real stories.

Prepare to be transported.

★ ★ ★ ★
'Beautifully performed... a piece that leaves a troubling echo in the imagination'
The Telegraph 

'It's haunting; it stays with you'
The Independent

'Poignant yet playful... thought-provoking... innovative'
The Stage

'Haunting...implacably powerful'
Time Out

'Beautiful and intriguing... well worth a look'
The Public Reviews


Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2:45 pm

The installation is open to ticket holders for 1 hour before and after the performance times above.

Due to the nature of the performance space, we regret that latecomers cannot be admitted.


Tickets: £10, £19.50

A limited number of concessions are available for each performance. Early booking is advised. Eligible for Season Savers

Food & drink

The Cut Bar & Restaurant at the Young Vic serves an inspired mix of classic and original play-themed dishes create an exciting menu from fresh, free-range and organic ingredients. 

Visit The Cut Bar's website.

In the press

Fevered Sleep's David Harradine is interviewed by BBC World Service

A Younger Theatre
 discovers the art of Fevered Sleep, the company behind the show

Direction and Design David Harradine & Sam Butler
Design Ali Beale
Projection Design Will Duke
Light Hansjörg Schmidt
Music Jamie Mccarthy
Sound Charles Webber

with Laura Cubitt and Leuca

Olly Hawes’ involvement in rehearsals has been supported through the Jerwood Assistant Director programme.

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