Company number: 03256616 |
Charity number: 1058723
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
"Welcoming, inclusive, creative and life-affirming. I have learnt a lot myself in so many ways that will seep into all parts of my life. My self-confidence has massively increased"
Human Jam participant