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  • DOG

    Tue 23 - Wed 24 Jan at 7.15pm
    Tickets £8 (work in progress)
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    DOG is pure beast and anything but polite. Inspired by incidents of Victorian dognapping, this solo show explodes the 'well-made play' to reveal a queer, canine future.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeContains themes of marginalisation on lines of gender and sexuality. May also contain references to queerphobia and violence against the queer community. Content warnings will be updated by the company closer to the date of the performance.
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeFlashing lights, loud noises. There may be a live dog on stage but this will be confirmed by the company closer to the date of the performance.

    A solo show for one woman and her dog.

    A glimpse into the inner lives of pets and their owners across space and time.

    A collision of drag, cabaret, vaudeville, Gothic novel, live art, and canine spectacle.

    Inspired by incidents of Victorian dognapping, particularly the theft of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog Flush, DOG examines queerness, prescribed gender roles in the Victorian age, female etiquette, and the sphere of domesticity. This quest through London and exploring the inner life of the Victorian 'Angel in the Home' asks: who is and isn't permitted to be part of a 'family', and what is the relationship between woman and beast?

    This new solo show by Hugh Wyld explodes the four walls of the 'well-made play' to reveal a queer future in which we unlock our inner animal and embrace chaos. Fusing techno clubbing, gig theatre and Victorian melodrama, DOG is loud, abrasive, and messy. It is pure beast and anything but polite.

    Devised and performed by Hugh Wyld | Direction and dramaturgy by Emma Jude Harris | Music and sound by Hatty Carman

    "Hats off to the CPT for this fine show, well researched and coming from a place of great passion... Comm­unity theatre at its most effective."

    Camden New Journal (Human Jam)