The Level of Being
Sleepless Arch Theatre presents “The Level of Being” by Martin Arrowsmith
Her marriage is failing, she hates her job, her so-called friends are never there for her. But now she’s turning her life around, all thanks to Dr Doreen McDonald’s inspiring self-help bible, The Level of Being, a powerful treatise on how to fulfil your life’s true potential. Louise adjusts her life in accordance with her guru’s advice – she’s meditating, meeting new people, pursuing her new-found dream of becoming an actress.
But is Dr Doreen’s advice really all it’s cracked up to be? At what point does Louise have to start thinking for herself, and what shape will her future take?
Following sell-out runs of Martin Arrowsmith’s dark comedy drama at Nottingham Actors Studio, the Hen & Chickens Theatre in London and the Barebones Project in Sussex, this is another chance to see Ottilie Mackintosh’s tour de force, in which she brings Louise’s disturbing and comic new age journey to life.
Ottilie has many happy memories of her childhood in St Albans, and is very excited to be returning. She says:
“Louise is fascinating because she is so extreme and yet so recognisable”.
“The combination of very dark humour and candid dialogue makes for an unsettling experience”.
“Like a car crash you want to look away from yet find yourself drawn to, Louise leaves you unable to turn away. Everyone knows a Louise; it’s a disturbing familiarity”.
Recommended for 14 years and over
Running Time approx 1 hour