You are invited to a lecture. You know that the subject is probably important and it would be useful to hear what the speaker has to say but you can’t keep your eyes open

You will fall asleep and you will dream

But you won’t be alone in your dream; everyone else will be there with you. And you will have a chaperone who knows the landscape and will attend to you. So nothing can go wrong...

Fiction is the second performance by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg using binaural sound and absolute darkness. It is an anxious journey through the sprawling architecture of our dreams and an exercise in empathy

Or it is an opportunity to get a 60 minute nap

Fiction is not suitable for insomniacs

Cast: Christopher Brett Bailey, Colin Michael Carmichael, Karen Cogan, Cath Dyson, Lloyd Hutchinson and Eugénie Pastor

Cast for Scratch: Gemma Brockis, Jenna Watt and Simon Kane

By Glen Neath and David Rosenberg

Sound by Max & Ben Ringham

Video work by Susanne Dietz

Produced by Fuel


Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, 4,5 October 2014

Oxford Playhouse, 9,10 October 2014

Malvern Theatre, 14 October 2014

mac, Birmingham, 16,17 October 2014

Axis Arts Centre, Crewe, 23 October 2014

The Junction, Cambridge, 28,29 October 2014

Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, 30 October 2014

Folkestone Quarterhouse, 31 October 2014

Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate, 1 November 2014

The Continental, Preston, 7,8 November 2014

Unity Theatre, Liverpool, 27,28 February 2015

BAC, London, 3-21 March 2015

BAC, London, 7-17 July 2015

Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Sussex, 19 July 2015

Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Ace Dome, Pleasance, 5-30 August 2015

Hamar, Norway, 6 October 2016

Globalize Festival, Freihandelszone-Ensemblenetzwerk, Cologne, 21 November 2016

Wolverhampton Arena, 9 February 2017

UCLan, Preston, 11 February 2017

Northern Stage, Newcastle, 14,15 February 2017

The Lowry, Salford, 17 February 2017

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, 7-10 November 2017

Showbox Festival, Riksteatret, Oslo, 29,30 November 2017

BAC, London, 6-8 February 2018

Scratch performance:

FuelFest, BAC, London, 9 November 2013

‘As soon as it's over - even earlier, in fact, while it's still going on - it starts to lapse from your memory, fading like an afterimage on your retina. It's the equivalent of a self-destructing letter. It exists to disappear. That's a fascinating prospect: a self-defeating show; theatre so ephemeral it might as well not have happened... Fiction makes for a unique theatrical encounter about the power of suggestion and the workings of your subconscious’ - Matt Trueman, Whatsonstage ★★★★

‘The piece is disorientating and incredibly, intentionally slippery’ - Natasha Tripney, The Stage ★★★★

‘It’s terrifically clever, cunningly manipulative, and fun – provided you’re not scared of the dark’ - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

‘The production is slick. It’s beyond slick; it’s incredible. At one point we walk into a room and it fucking smells different’ - Mary Haltom, Exeunt Magazine

Click here for reviews

Trailer by Susanne Dietz here

The Future Laboratory interview here

The Vile Blog interview here




Commissioned by Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge Junction and Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

Funded by Arts Council England and a Wellcome Trust Arts Award

Developed through Fuel’s Jerwood Residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation