a drama/comedy for 3 actors
"4000 Days" had its World Premiere at London's Park Theatre
starring the BAFTA winning actor Alistair McGowan.
The show has since celebrated four acclaimed national tours of Germany,
plus new productions in Prague, Sao Paulo, Philadelphia and Chicago.
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 have 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.
"A script that abounds with wintry wit and emotional intensity"
"Full of sharp one-liners, interesting questions and stimulating ideas"
Video trailer for the Czech production:
TV feature on the German premiere:
"A drama about memories lost and found...a masterclass in fine acting...Thought-provoking and very memorable.
Highly recommended. Bravo!"
(Chicago Theatre Review)