An outdoor, socially distanced performance
An imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse co-production
Every town has its secrets. Are you prepared for yours to be revealed?
Why did the local mayor die such a terrible death? Who poisoned the communion wine? Why do Mrs Atkinson’s humbug’s taste so strangely delicious?
As darkness falls three shadowy figures steal into your town. Their old truck mysteriously transforms into a theatre – just the first bit of the evening’s magic.
Stories of wickedness and dark deeds start to unfold…
Roll up, roll up, for a slice of theatre that you’ll never forget… no matter how hard you try!
Welcome to Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show.
imitating the dog apply their innovative story telling skills to create a deliciously dark tale of mischief and immorality. Drawing on horror movies and the traditions of carnival and medicine shows, Dr Blood and his motley crew tell a tale of the price paid for pursuing ambition, hypocrisy and greed. Set in a mythical ‘North’ and made for these strange times of lockdown, imitating the dog bring all their theatrical and technical acumen to this unique outdoor entertainment.
UK TOUR DATES
7th & 8th October – Leeds Playhouse
9th & 10th October – The Piece Hall, Halifax
17th October – The Lowry, Salford
20th & 21st October – Lancaster Arts
23rd & 24th October – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Download the programme
This is an outdoor, all-weather experience
The show lasts approx 30 minutes
Audiences will be standing*
Suitable for ages 14+
Captioning through the ‘Difference Engine’ app available at all performances.
Production includes flashing imagery (not stroboscopic) and loud noises
*The space is fully accessible including mobility tools. Please advise at time of booking if seating, mobility tool or wheelchair space is required
Co-Director and Writer – Andrew Quick
Co-Director and Writer – Pete Brooks
Video Designer – Simon Wainwright
Esheth – Laura Atherton
Elua – Keicha Greenidge
Dr Blood – Matt Prendergast
Lighting Designer – Andrew Crofts
Set & Costume Design – Laura Hopkins
Composer – James Hamilton
Model Creator and Designer – Matthew Tully
ITD Executive Director – Julie Brown
Stage Manager – Denise Body
Production Manager – Andrew Crofts
Video Systems Advisor – Alan Cox
Sound Engineer – Rory Howson
Wardrobe Supervisor – Sally Holland
Learning & Access Officer – Laurence Young
Associate Practitioner – Morven Macbeth
PR Manager – Duncan Clarke
Photographer – Ed Waring
Tour Consultant – Henrietta Duckworth
Production Filming – Sodium
With thanks to:
Greg Akehurst and the team at Quarantine for the generous loan of equipment.
Tamsin Drury at Word of Warning and Steve Curtis for the generous loan of equipment. Andy Wood, Head Of Scenic Workshop & David Bennion-Pedley, Head of Lighting
The Leeds Playhouse workshop and wardrobe teams. All the staff at Leeds Playhouse. The Dukes, Lancaster for the generous loan of equipment.
All tour venues for their tireless work to support the production and all the new challenges it brings.