a new play for 3 actors
"4000 Days" had its World Premiere at London's Park Theatre
in 2016 starring the BAFTA winning actor Alistair McGowan.
The show has since celebrated new productions
in Prague, Sao Paulo, Philadelphia and Hamburg.
"A script that abounds with wintry wit
and emotional intensity"
"An intriguing amnesiac drama" (The Guardian)
"Spiced with bouts of wit
that get loud laughs from the audience"
"Full of sharp one-liners, interesting questions
and stimulating ideas"
"Solid and satisfying characters...Genuinely moving"
(Libby Purves of The Times)
"A moving play based on a clever idea" (Daily Mail)
"A brilliant piece of theatre that crackles
with sharp, cutting dialogue...It's exciting to see
a new play that gets everything so right"
After a blood clot unexpectedly formed in his brain,
Michael has been in a coma for three weeks.
Watching over him in hospital is his bitter mother, Carol
and his dull but well meaning partner, Paul.
They are united in their grief over Michael
and in their intense dislike of each other.
When Michael wakes, they realise that 11 years of his memory has been completely erased.
He remembers nothing of the last 4000 days.
He remembers nothing of Paul.
It is as though the relationship never existed.
Paul must fight to bring Michael's memory back,
while Carol fights to remove him from their lives completely.
Michael, still charming and witty,
concentrates his recovery on creating a giant mural
on the back wall of his hospital room.
An expression of his loss, his hopes,
and his desire to live his life as the man he was 11 years ago.
Not the man he has become.
Video feature on the German premiere: