Jermyn Street Theatre and PROUD HADDOCK
The SCANDAL SEASON
THE DOG BENEATH THE SKIN
By W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood
A rediscovered classic
Directed by Jimmy Walters
Designed by Rebecca Brower
Score by Jeremy Warmsley
Sound by Dinah Mullen
Lighting by Catherine Webb
Movement Director Ste Clough
Praise for Proud Haddock’s previous productions.
“ENTERTAINING AND POWERFULLY ACTED” The Guardian
“SOMETHING PRETTY SPECIAL” Time Out
“Places sometimes look different when one comes back to them”
The sleepy village of Pressan Ambo has a secret. Ten years ago, Francis Crewe disappeared. Every year, a man is chosen by lot to go searching for Francis but none have ever come home. This year, Alan Norman is chosen and accompanied by a surprisingly intelligent dog; he sets out on a journey through 1930’s pre-war Europe.
A nationalist threat however is on the rise and when Alan returns home to Pressan Ambo, he finds it a very different place to how he left it.
Part madcap adventure, part piercing social satire, Auden and Isherwood’s vivid depiction of a world on the brink of collapse has never seemed so timely.
Starring: Pete Ashmore, Cressida Bonas, Edmund Digby Jones, Eva Feiler, Rujenne Green, Suzann Mclean, James Marlowe and Adam Sopp.
Proud Haddock celebrate unearthed stories by classical playwrights. Founded by Jimmy Walters and James Ahearne in 2014, Proud Haddock continues to bring great stories to the stage from beloved playwrights. Credits include A Naughty night With Noel Coward (Old Red Lion Theatre), Tony Harrison’s The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus and John Osborne’s A Subject of Scandal and Concern (Finborough Theatre) and the recent success Mrs Orwell by Tony Cox.
Running time Approx 125 minutes, (including interval.)
Also please note: Haze effects are used throughout the performance.
FINAL PERFORMANCE IS NOW SATURDAY 31ST MARCH AT 3.30PM
Monday to Saturday 7:30pm, Saturday matinees 3:30pm.
Under 30?100 tickets at £10.00 are available for under-30s by telephone only – please bring proof of age to the performance.
Please note that after Saturday 17 March all tickets are full price.