Theatre (solo show, new writing)

  • theSpace on the Mile - Space 1
  • 11:15
  • Aug 19
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Wales
  • Group: Bryntirion
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility: 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 do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

This show has performances in multiple locations


'So, I’ve decided to become a Golden Retriever. The Brad Pitt of dogs.' Benji's undergoing an operation that he’s pretty sure is going to make him happier than ever... and handsome... and hairy. But first, he needs to explain it to his family. And his best mate, Will. Collar questions what it means to be fully human and explores every possible meaning of what it means to be ‘man’s best friend'. Making its world premiere at the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this is a poignant and provocative play to makes you paws for thought.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Kate 40 days ago

I had no clue what I was in for when I booked this but it was INCREDIBLE! I was hooked from the moment I entered the room and for the whole zanny, loveable ride. Thomas did such a great job transitioning through so many characters which were always so spot on!! It balances humour and raw emotion beautifully, and strikes you to the core of wanting to be fully and completely loved as you are. It’s gorgeous, would absolutely recommend!

Ioan Pettit 42 days ago

I loved this show. It was my first one-man show and I was intrigued to know how one person could play many characters without losing the narrative. Thomas did this magnificently. The narrative was strong throughout, the acting was excellent and the characters were believable. We laughed a lot.

Emily Davis 42 days ago

Loved this so much! Beautifully acted. It might be a one man play, but we meet a lot of characters and they’re all delightful. Thomas is a joy to watch, the whole thing flew by and I was left feeling like I have to find out what happens to him next. I went because he’s Welsh, but can recommend it because he’s brilliant.

Gianluca 42 days ago

Entertaining and deep. Great acting. Humans who apparently behave like beasts and beasts who pretend to behave like humans.

Helen Hayward 43 days ago

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I booked for this show. However, the story had me gripped from the start with this well written and well performed one man show. It had comedy and humour which maintained my attention but at the same time was thought provoking and left me thinking more about life. Tom was an amazing actor and this is a must for anyone attending The Fringe this year and one to look out for in the future.

Sue Jameson 43 days ago

I found this very intriguing. The acting was a master class. The story was so awkward and I was convinced that the situation was real. I felt such dread and so trapped and so sad that this boy was heading towards a form of death. I would absolutely recommend this performance.

Ailsa Chadwell 44 days ago

Tom is such a talented actor and this play is funny, meaningful and thought provoking. He held the audience in the palm of his hand for the full play and it was an amazing thing to witness. I can’t recommend this show enough.

Flora 50 days ago

What a wonderfully funny and poignant one man show! Thomas has such energy and charisma as he slips between characters with skilful ease. The premise of the story may seem light at surface-level but soon reveals itself to be complex and thought-provoking. A truly moving and engaging hour of theatre and well worth a watch!

Kiera Murray 50 days ago

Incredibly clever, witty writing beautifully performed by Tom who is undeniably lovable. You will be hooked from start to end. I laughed and cried. So original, a must see!

Debbie Thomas 50 days ago

I was absolutely blown away by how entertaining, challenging and captivating this show was! The performer really inhabited the characters - he seemed to physically grow when he was acting as some of them - especially Benji's father! It was a pleasure and a privilege to attend this show.

Lily James 50 days ago

A FANTASTIC one man show. Sharp, snappy and witty to the core. The most captivating one person play around. A heartwarming story, laced with ingenious story telling, hilarious multi rolling and a thought provoking through line. COLLAR will make you laugh, cry and want to give your loved ones a hug. A superb piece of writing and a fantastic performance- a must see at this years fringe!

Frances Smith 51 days ago

Beautifully written, and extremely well performed. It is though provoking and at the same time entertaining, the show countdowns to Ben's operation, and though a one person show many characters start appearing, and reactions to his decision evolve over this time frame. It explores Ben's decision from a number of points of view. It is often funny but also sad, if you're willing to experience a range of emotions it's well worth seeing.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

Truly goes full force with a performance that truly sucks you in.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

Burr’s approach is lighthearted and comedic throughout

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