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★★★★ Guardian

★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Superbly performed by Jaye Griffiths and sensitively directed by Guy Slater, this is a four-star event that deserves the widest possible audience and movingly vindicates the monologue form.” Guardian

‘Passionate and moving… with a heart breaking sense of authenticity’ Evening Standard

Written by Rahila Gupta

Performed by Jaye Griffiths

Directed by Guy Slater

Music and sound by Sophie Cotton

Don’t Wake Me: The Ballad Of Nihal Armstrong is an intensely dramatic and moving true story of a mother’s tireless battles and inspiring triumphs in her struggle for her disabled son’s rights.

It is a story of severe disability, of battles won against all odds, of struggles, challenges and the frustrations of being misunderstood.

But above all, it is a story of a mother-son relationship unlike any other. A story of a mother’s everlasting love for a very special child, who, through it all, shows intelligence, innocence, charm and a wicked sense of humour.