12 - 30 November 2013
Written by Greg Freeman
‘Beautifully and intelligently written it’s a dark comedy that is genuinely funny’
– The Upcoming
‘a glorious send up of the obsession with possession, capitalism and tradition’
After the successes of Doig – The Musical, Beak Street and No Picnic at the Tabard Theatre we are proud to present Greg Freeman’s latest play Dogstar, an outlandish comedy, which delves into mankind’s obsession with ownership
In a hot, dusty, western saloon, a mysterious stranger named only as Dogstar discovers everything in town has to be paid for… even dying. And like almost every mysterious stranger, who happens to be “just passing through,” he is inextricably drawn into a battle with Clay, the unscrupulous landowner, in a bid to save the town. He is a homespun gunslinger in a greedy town and like a game of poker without cards; passions and stakes just get higher and higher. Can someone really own the whole planet or is Dogstar just a very wily drifter?
Dogstar stars Ben Warwick in the title role and Laura Pradelska perhaps best known as Quaithe in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Laura previously worked with Greg Freeman on Beak Street back in 2010. Rhys King and Jaymes Sygrove also worked with Greg Freeman at the Tabard Theatre in both Doig and No Picnic.
Greg Freeman edited and adapted the only ever successful re-version of an American Sitcom – Who’s The Boss which became The Upper Hand. He has since developed a career in the theatre. Directed by Ken McClymont, Dogstar will be their fourth production at the Tabard Theatre. Their previous collaborations, No Picnic (teddy bears learning to lie), Beak Street (gangster cats) and Doig (consumerism laid bare) were all Time Out Critics’ Choices.
‘Theatre that from concept to execution is utterly bonkers but quite brilliant’
– Time Out Critic’s Choice for Greg Freeman’s Doig
‘a testament to Freeman’s faith in his imagination and ours’
– Time Out Critic’s Choice for Greg Freeman’s Beak Street
‘this masterfully realised black comedy from the mad magician of theatre is unquestionably a feast’
– Time Out Critic’s Choice for Greg Freeman’s No Picnic