Black Dog

Theatre (dance, new writing)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year

Description

In the wake of a terrible decision, Tommy is burnt out. But fortunately, help is at hand in the form of the formidable and mysterious Tanya. A story of depression, anxiety, and second chances, this mixed-media medley piece is told through theatre, belly dance and music.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift there is a large flight to 1st floor of hotel then a further 4 steps to venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Standard passenger lift to 1st floor then platform lift up the 4 steps.

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Les Roberts 65 days ago

This is a play that should go on tour as it deals with a difficult and highly emotive subject in a totally sensitive and extremely intelligent way. The quality and depth of the script tackles the many different aspects of depression brilliantly and the cast’s delivery is faultless. The inclusion of humor and dance underscores the essential message of the play and broadens it’s appeal. A significant piece of work that can do much to raise awareness of mental health issues so I truly hope it can go on tour as it’s impact will go on way beyond the Fringe.

Kira Haslam 65 days ago

A very original and thought provoking approach to the subject. Music,beutiful dancing,humour,well paced dialogue and narrative twists made for a piece of theatre that was intelligent, poignant and ultimately uplifting. Never seen anything quite like it. Well done!

Nalanie Chellerham 66 days ago

Amazing!! Heart wrenching. Brilliantly written. Brilliant acting. Shaun and Francesca .. wow!! Was emotional. And anyone who has worked with mental illness will feel the depth of this great work.

Paul Wakefield 69 days ago

Incredibly raw performances yet mindfully done. A great balance of all the ingredients necessary to deliver something extremely unique but very recognisable in terms of the unspoken responses surrounding mental health. Humour and Jack Daniels in the right measures. Go see it!

Katie Richardson 70 days ago

Brilliant show! It’s funny in places and heartbreaking in places. It tackles some difficult topics in a really interesting, sensitive and articulate way. Definitely something for everyone! The bellydancing, costumes and music are wonderful. The passion of the performance stayed with me long after I left the venue. Mental illness is such a hot topic at the moment and this piece was refreshing, honest and eye opening! Definitely recommend!

Suzanne Heath 70 days ago

A strong and thought-provoking performance taking you into the tortured and troubled mind of depression sufferer Tommy. Brilliantly performed by a cast of 3 with an exquisite display of belly dancing and a light dusting of humour. A difficult subject bravely scripted.


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