22 March - 15 April 2017
by Richard Harris
Farce and satire abound in the premiere of Richard Harris’ bitterly funny black comedy Dog Ends.
The time is tomorrow. Middle aged George is under increasing emotional and financial pressure looking after his father and his beloved dog. When George confides in neighbourhood friend Henry that the dog is nearing the end of his time, he is passed the contact of a highly-recommended vet. However, there is a serious misunderstanding over just what it is the vet actually does and who he works for.
Last seen as part of the BBC’s popular Play For Today series, Dog Ends has been adapted and updated by Richard Harris for its premiere at the Tabard Theatre.
‘a hilarious farce, full of misunderstandings, screamingly embarrassing situations and brilliant characters. I, and the rest of the audience, loved every moment of it.’
– West End Wilma
‘Dog Ends will make you laugh out loud, recoil in shock, and then laugh again. Exactly as a dark comedy should.’
– Carns Theatre Passion
‘Very funny and frequently so dark that it is totally black’
– Broadway World
Richard Harris has written extensively for both theatre and television. His many stage plays include the award-winning Outside Edge, The Business of Murder and Stepping Out, which is currently playing at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre. His television credits include A Touch of Frost, Shoestring, The Last Detective and The Avengers.
The show stars Nick Wilton (Eastenders) as George; Jeffrey Holland (Hi-De-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) as Henry and Christien Anholt (Relic Hunter) plays the Vet. Anita Graham, Alex Mann and Charlotte Peak complete the cast and Keith Strachan (Dreamboats and Petticoats, Dancing in the Streets) directs.
Richard Harris’ Dog Ends is a riotously farcical satire and plays a limited 4 week run at the Tabard Theatre.