the dog / the cat

writers: BRENDAN COWELL & LALLY KATZ / director: SHARON BURRELL
4 - 22 Sept
7.45pm
£15/12
Tues to Sat only. No show Sun/Mon.

THE DOG / THE CAT, the sharpest most entertaining show of Australia’s 2017 theatre season makes its UK debut at The Hope Theatre.

THE DOG / THE CAT is a delicious theatrical treat; a romantic comedy with real heart and genuine charm.

It’s the quintessential human story of sex, heartbreak, love, and dogs in a park, in fact, it could be called Two Men, One Woman, a Park and a Dog – because everyone knows that nothing breaks the ice like a cute dog. Brendan Cowell’s (star of Yerma, Life of Galileo) play The Dog paints a not-so-flattering portrait of the tricky line between friendship and romance, and of the insatiable appetite of Jack Russell terriers for the most disgusting things they can find.

Owning a cat is not easy. Co-owning a cat with your ex is less easy. Co-owning a smart-talking, irritable and meddling cat with your ex is pure comedy. Lally Katz (Back at the Dojo, Stories I Want to Tell You in Person) brings her trademark charm and surreal humour to The Cat.

The London debut of this romantic and comedic delight is set to be a big hit after two extended sell out seasons in Sydney.

★★★★ “This double bill of romantic comedy is hands-down the sharpest and most entertaining show we’ve seen at Belvoir this year” Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★ “You’ll feel more than a little spoiled after this treat … [A] guilty pleasure crafted with great skill and love” Daily Review

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes including interval and contains strong language. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds and exchanges are not available.

talking back

7 - 8 June

TALKING BACK: A Night of Black Verbatim Theatre encompasses two plays: BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN & PRESENT BLACK FATHERS. BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN: interviews of Black women in relationships with white men. Expect talks of privilege, activism, & headscarves. PRESENT BLACK FATHERS: interviews that challenge the “absent Black father” stereotype. Funny, emotional, & sometimes too real.

period dramas

21 & 22 June

Ever wondered what Period Dramas would be like if they really were about Periods?

Period Dramas is a hilarious one-woman romp through the ages where stand-up, cabaret and tap dance collide to fill the gaps in the history books and interrogate the menstrual taboo both past and present.

booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)