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DogStar
On from 12 Nov 2013 till 30 Nov 2013
Tabard Theatre
by Greg Freeman, Directed by Ken McClymont


Tickets: £14 - £16

About: DogStar

In a hot, dusty, western saloon, a mysterious stranger discovers everything in town has to be paid for. Water, urinating…even dying.

And like almost every mysterious stranger, who happens to be “just passing through”, he is inextricably drawn into a battle to save the town. But it’s a town where bitterness is dormant. It’s a town where greed is the only measure of value. It’s a town where folk are crazier than popcorn on a hot stove.

Greg Freeman returns once more to the Tabard with his latest outlandish comedy, which delves, into mankind’s obsession with ownership.

Directed by Ken McClymont, this production will be their fourth collaboration at the Tabard. Their previous collaborations, NO PICNIC (teddy bears learning to lie) BEAK STREET (gangster cats) DOIG (consumerism laid bare) were all TimeOuts Critics’ Choice.

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Greg Freeman edited and adapted the only ever successful version of an American Sitcom 'Who's The Boss' which became 'The Upper Hand' (ITV). He has since developed a career in the theatre. Writing credits include the Time Out Critics Choice shows of No Picnic... Doig... and Beak Street A (Tabard Theatre), Last Bus to Paradise (Underbelly, co-wrote and winner of the London New Play Festival) Take (Old Red Lion) Kathmandu (Menier Chocolate Factory and Pleasance Edinburgh) and Wake up and smell the coffee (New End Theatre).

DogStar is directed by Ken McClymont who directed and designed Greg Freeman's previous shows No Picnic... Doig... and Beak Street. He is also the former Artistic Director of The Old Red Lion Theatre. Whilst there he directed over thirty premieres incl: Waiting for the Angels, Murder In Bridgport, Diaspora Jigs and Life After Life. Revivals include: A Chaste Maid In Cheapside (Old Red Lion) and The Slab Boys (Old Red Lion) which won Best Production of a Comedy Award (LFA). In 1989-90 he won an Outstanding Contribution to Fringe Theatre Award for programming of an exceptional standard at the Old Red Lion.

Reviews

'Theatre that from concept to execution is utterly bonkers but quite brilliant'
Timeout Critic's Choice for Greg Freeman's Doig

'a testament to Freeman's faith in his imagination and ours'
Timeout Critic's Choice for Greg Freeman's Beak Street

'this masterfully realised black comedy from the mad magician
of theatre is unquestionably a feast'
Timeout Critic's Choice for Greg Freeman's No Picnic

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