Catatonically deadpan, gratuitously vapid and gleefully strung out, Karaoke is a performance about love and rockets for two performers and an autocue. Playing out
as an actual karaoke, the text and action read off of a screen and projected up for all the audience to see, the show is an exercise in manic anti-theatricality that’s either brazenly cynical or pathetically honest depending on how you want to look at it. There will be an awkward kind of chemistry. A narcotic kind of grace. And when the chorus kicks in we can all sing along with it…

Karaoke is the middle part of LOST IN THE FUNHOUSE, a loosely connected trilogy of performances about pleasure and boredom in this the adolescent decade of the 21st Century. Sleepwalk Collective is an award-winning live art and experimental theatre group creating fragile, nocturnal performance experiences between the UK and Spain.

NB: This event may contain the use of haze and smoke.

Click here to read what Sammy Metcalfe, one half of Sleepwalk Collective, has to say about Karaoke.

To read our marketing intern Paul O’Donnell’s review of the first night of Karaoke at Warwick Arts Centre, please click here.


“The idea is good, the execution better… the entire show exhales modernity, a metallic sensuality, a certain danger and an air of being in the mix of what’s cooking right now.