Tim Crouch: Truth's A Dog Must to Kennel

Theatre

  • Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh - The Lyceum Studio
  • 20:15
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Royal Lyceum Edinburgh Production, written and performed by Tim Crouch
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
    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 2 years

Description

World premiere of a solo work by ‘the country’s pre-eminent experimental playwright’ (Stage). Not here, but in another place. In another place a country is at war; an old man is blinded. But not in this theatre. Here, everyone’s safe. Everything’s hilarious. The Fool leaves King Lear before the killing starts. In Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel he enters a virtual reality and returns to the wreckage of the world he left both onstage and off. In this extraordinary new play by Tim Crouch, King Lear meets stand-up meets the metaverse.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Audience members can access the space via door to Grindlay Street followed by either lift or stairway access to the first floor where the Lyceum Studio is located.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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


Signed performances

  • Dates: 24 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 18 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 24 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • 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

Ian Bunker 33 days ago

Tim Crouch explains theatre is dead in his sold out theatre show. If you think that's worth your money then I would ask who is the greater fool ? There are no jokes in this review.

Ashish 35 days ago

This was the worst thing I’ve seen at the fringe and I watched a 53 year old woman talking about house chores for 45 minutes. It was incredibly pretentious. The directing and writing were an utter shambles and completely inaccessible. Tim Crouch may be a good performer but this play does everything it can to work against that.

Harry 48 days ago

I wasn’t aware of Tim Crouch before seeing this show, but I’m hooked now.
With very simple means, Truth’s a dog.. exists in multiple imagined spaces and reflects on the form as well as the content of theatre itself. The best thing I’ve seen at Fringe this year (and I’ve seen a lot..!)

JS 51 days ago

Utterly captivating show - no set, just sheer powerful performance. Had us laughing and cringing and questioning. No, sir, theatre is not dead. Definitely make time to see this wonderful performance! Bonus points if your are also "The Chancer" ;-)


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UK Theatre Network (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

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