World Premiere

The Dog Walker



12 February -
7 March 2020


“I am the most emotionally responsive dog walker in the district. I scored 4.8 on the City Empathy Test.”

As a professional dog walker, you meet all sorts of people, and Herbert has met more than his fair share. But he’s never come across anyone quite like Keri, alone in her flat surrounded by empty ouzo bottles. And where exactly is she keeping her Pekingese dog?

Paul Minx’s story of finding connection in the big city is as moving as it is funny, proving that hope springs in the most unlikely situations.

Paul Minx’s plays include The Long Road South (King’s Head Theatre with Imogen Stubbs and Michael Brandon), Walking on Water (White Bear Theatre with Susannah York), and See How Beautiful I Am (Bush Theatre).

Harry Burton’s West End shows include Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, The Leisure Society, I Found My Horn, and Barking in Essex. He directed the acclaimed documentary Working with Pinter for Channel 4.


Victoria Yeates
Victoria appeared in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and as a regular on Call the Midwife.
Andrew Dennis
Andrew has performed in several roles with the RSC and as Lloyd Boateng in the National Theatre's One Man Two Guvnors.

Paul Minx
Harry Burton
Jessica Walker
Assistant director
Isabella Van Braeckel
Set and costume design
Tom Turner
Lighting design
Kate Plantin
Casting director
Fergus O'Hare
Sound Design


“A laughter-filled and thought-provoking night out.”
London Living Large
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“Very funny, achingly poignant, ultimately hopeful.”
Sardines Magazine
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“Harry Burton directs with precision and sympathy.”
I Thank You Theatre
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“Laugh out loud entertaining.”
London at Large
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“As uplifting as it is hilarious. Paul Minx's script is immensely clever.”
The Independent

Praise for Paul Minx's plays
“When did you last care, really care, what happened to a group of characters? I really did.”
The Evening Standard

Praise for Paul Minx's plays