Little Dogs

2012

This was a very deliberate attempt to return to the more guerrilla approach to making theatre we had left behind in the Generation Trilogy. As this was our return to Swansea and making a show with National Theatre Wales it just felt right. It was also the last Frantic show Steven and I made together.

The inspiration was partly the Dylan Thomas short story Just Like Little Dogs and partly our experience of those years living in and around the city. It was essentially a love letter to Swansea and all its ugly/beautiful glory.

We deliberately asked for a week less of rehearsals than what was offered because we wanted to work quickly and celebrate the rough edges. This might have been a direct reaction to the precision and tenderness of Lovesong.

A particular coup was getting Sian Phillips involved. Again, she was mind-blowingly good!

Resources

NTW-Dogs-140 Audio
Music featured in Little Dogs
2015 young fathers perf Helen Maybanks Audio
Music: Fast Playlist
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Script & T-Shirt Bundle £40 (Things I Know To Be True, Beautiful Burnout, Fatherland, Hymns and Othello) +P&P
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Script Bundle £30 (Things I Know To Be True, Beautiful Burnout, Fatherland, Hymns and Othello) +P&P