The  Extremists

The Extremists

Norman Kreeger, played by David Calvitto, has recently published a book on 21st century extremism and appears as a guest on Issues in Focus, a late night political talk show to share his expertise on the subject... 

Kabul

Kabul

An uncompromising voice reads out the Taliban’s manifesto and we are reminded that, from 1996-2001, women in Kabul were not allowed to seek any form of medical support when sick; laughter in public places was prohibited; wives guilty of committing adultery would be stoned to death; all men must grow out their beards or face imprisonment and music, theatre and literature were not permitted to be read or performed in any capacity... 

Penelope

Penelope

Penelope is the conclusive episode of Ulysses and the first time Joyce explores the inner workings of Molly Bloom’s consciousness. Dog House Theatre provides an abridged adaptation of this episode wherein three female actors give voice to one woman... 

The  Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs

We learn from the outset of the play that two of the three pigs are dead. What follows is an investigation, led by a goat and a chicken, to find and prosecute the culprit. A variety of animals are interviewed by the justice apartment, ranging from a drug riddled hyena to a neurotic rat; these are characterised with wonderful physicality by each of the actors and, although one might initially laugh at these exaggerated depictions, gradually we peer beyond the allegory and begin to consider the political subtext that lurks beneath... 

And They Played Shang-a-Lang

And They Played Shang-a-Lang

If you’re looking to travel back through the years and witness witty portrayals of your schooldays, then this show will transport you. Set in 70’s Edinburgh, we are invited to see what lies inside the final manuscript of a drama teacher, Hibernian fan and advocate of Scottish independence... 

Pole Factor

Pole Factor

This play attempts to shed light on topics the company, Angry Bairds Productions, believe ‘no one wants to talk about’: Religious extremism; Islamophobia, drug addiction, suicide, domestic abuse... 

Each of Us

Each of Us

For the first few minutes of the play, written by and starring Ben Moor, it seems as if we are about to witness a melancholic reflection on a lost marriage and the quiet despair one feels when love is absent and regret is ripe... 

London Road, Sea Point

London Road, Sea Point

‘Why is it easier to speak to a stranger than it is to my own daughter?’ Rosa, an elderly woman approaching the end of her life, asks Stella, a Nigerian immigrant reluctantly involved in South Africa’s drug trade... 

Hope Light and Nowhere

Hope Light and Nowhere

A blue football rests in the middle of a chalk circle; traumatised Edward, played by Alex Austin, moves nervously around the edges of the stage; a television set flicks on and off... 

4.48 Psychosis

4.48 Psychosis

Unsettling, rich with seamless physicality and melancholic tableaux, the pupils from The City of London Academy certainly capture the poignancy of Sarah Kane’s final play. A rallying cry against ‘the chronic insanity of the sane’, as one of the nameless character’s calls out towards the conclusion of the piece, is the driving force of Kane’s narrative which follows no clear linear structure... 

An Actor's Lament

An Actor's Lament

Steven Berkoff and Jay Benedict flamboyantly meander across the minimalist stage and poetically begin to explore the theatrical world. John, played by Berkoff, has recently finished writing his first play and, after receiving ostensibly negative reviews, provides the catalyst for a discussion on the pains and virtues of acting, directing and writing... 

The Dumb Waiter

The Dumb Waiter

A disused kitchen basement is the setting for a revival of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, this environment instantly creating a close proximity between actor and spectator. Ben, played by Ian Watt, sits on a narrow bed flicking through the pages of The Sun in silent dismay while Gus, played by Paul Comrie, is restless, removing one shoe at a time and gazing cautiously at his surroundings...