Breathing Corpses

Breathing Corpses is an award winning 2005 play by the British playwright Laura Wade which first premiered at the Royal Court Theatre.

Tracing the story backwards from the discovery of a corpse named Jim in a hotel room by the seemingly cursed and talkative hotel maid Amy, the play follows the story of Jim and the corpse he found himself in his storage warehouse which drove him to suicide in the first place.

For the play Laura Wade won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright 2005 and the Pearson Playwrights Best Play Award and George Devine Award. The production was also nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.

Cast & Crew

Cast

Amy
Ben
Charlie
Elaine
Jim
Kate
Ray

Crew

Casting
Company Voice Work
Costume supervisor
Design
Director
Flight director
Lightning
Production manager
Sound designer
Stage manager
Stage manager

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Play description

Breathing Corpses is an award winning 2005 play by the British playwright Laura Wade which first premiered at the Royal Court Theatre.

Tracing the story backwards from the discovery of a corpse named Jim in a hotel room by the seemingly cursed and talkative hotel maid Amy, the play follows the story of Jim and the corpse he found himself in his storage warehouse which drove him to suicide in the first place.

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