The Hong Kong Dog Serial Killer's been at large since the late 1980s.
Nobody knows what drives them to leave poison-laced meat on popular dog-walking routes - but they've been killing strangers' pets for more than twenty years.
In Dog Show, Kandinsky transposes this bizarre mystery to London, to explore the strange life of dogs in a city home to more than 200,000 of them. Part-silent film, part-thriller, Dog Show considers what man's best friend has to tell us about love and loneliness, the city and the wild – and what it means to be human.
Four actors and a musician play an entire community of dogs and their owners. One autumn, the killer strikes.
This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund.
Kandinsky's work places the collaboration between writer and director at its heart. Through an extended rehearsal period, they seek to combine the playfulness of devised theatre with high-quality authored storytelling. Their shows to date have explored a huge range of topics, from the atomic bomb to the Apollo Programme, and from Chinatown to neurological disease. Kandinsky have twice won the Sunday Times Playwriting Award and were nominated for the Carol Tambor Award in 2008. Their work has toured the UK and transferred to New York.
PRESS QUOTES FOR DOG SHOW
★★★★ "the kind of theatre which tickles its audience: accessible, inventive, entertaining" Exeunt
★★★★ "Intricate, compelling, hilarious, moving and multifaceted" Reviews Hub
★★★★ "a delightful performance that stands out for the originality of its concept and execution" The Upcoming
★★★★ "Combining the fast pace with the strobe lighting and a variety of music styles makes for a trippy effect, rendering the play part psychological thriller." The Londonist
"an impressive production – intelligent, brave and incredibly funny." A Younger Theatre
"Dog Show is as finely crafted and well-honed a piece of theatre as one will find anywhere." Flaneur Magazine
"Excellent ensemble playing... funny, inventive and poignant" The Stage