WINNER: Peter Brook Festival Award 2015, OffWestEnd Award 2016 for Best Ensemble
The Hong Kong Dog Serial Killer‘s been at large since the late 1980s. Nobody knows what drives them to leave poison-laced meat on popular dog-walking routes – but they’ve been killing strangers’ pets for more than twenty years.
In Dog Show, Kandinsky transposes this bizarre mystery to London, to explore the strange life of dogs in a city home to more than 200,000 of them. Part-silent film, part-thriller, Dog Show considers what man’s best friend has to tell us about love and loneliness, the city and the wild – and what it means to be human.
Four actors and a musician play an entire community of dogs and their owners. One autumn, the killer strikes.
★★★★ the kind of theatre which tickles its audience: accessible, inventive, entertaining
★★★★ Intricate, compelling, hilarious, moving and multifaceted
★★★★ a delightful performance that stands out for the originality of its concept and execution
an impressive production – intelligent, brave and incredibly funny.
A Younger Theatre
Dog Show is as finely crafted and well-honed a piece of theatre as one will find anywhere.
Excellent ensemble playing… funny, inventive and poignant
Director: James Yeatman
Company: Lisa Kerr, Hamish Macdougall, Ntonga Mwanza, Haz Webb
Music: Zac Gvi
Producer: Lauren Mooney
Devised by the company with additional material by Al Smith, James Yeatman and Lauren Mooney.
We performed an extract of Dog Show at Shoreditch Town Hall in October 2014, followed by a work in progress at Incoming Festival in June 2015 and finally a three-week run at the New Diorama Theatre in autumn 2015, co-produced by New Diorama Theatre.
If you are interested in programming Dog Show, please contact us.
Photo Credit: © Harry Yeatman, 2015