My Beautiful Black Dog & Standby For Tape Back-Up

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My Beautiful Black Dog

by Brigitte Aphrodite
Presented by Iron Shoes in association with the Bush Theatre

‘Black dog is what Winston Churchill used to call his depression… I have a beautiful black dog and I call her creshendorious.’

My Beautiful Black Dog by Brigitte Aphrodite is a new piece of gig-theatre for people interested in music, comedy, poetry, theatre – and the difficult and beauteous complexity of our mental health. A poetry rock musical tackling a serious subject in a joyous celebration of music and words.

 


 

Standby For Tape Back-Up

by Ross Sutherland
with Show And Tell presented in association with the Bush Theatre

‘Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sitcoms. Somehow it became the story of my life.’

Ross Sutherland attempts a daring experiment in synchronicity. Using nothing but found-footage from one of his granddad’s old videotapes, Ross attempts to draw out his entire life story. A true story of one man’s journey into synchronicity and madness.

 


Cast, Creatives and Credits

My Beautiful Black Dog
Writer Brigitte Aphrodite
Director Laura Keefe
Musical Director Gareth Tomlinson
Dramaturg John Hoggarth
Design Consultant James Button
Creative Producers John Hoggarth and Ria Parry for Iron Shoes
The Company Brigitte Aphrodite, Matthew Blake, Russell Ditchfield, Lucy Thackeray, Gareth Tomlinson.
Developed with the support of the Bush Theatre, the Young Vic and the Open LAB scheme at Barbican/Guildhall.

Standby For Tape Back-Up
Writer/ Performer/ Sound Designer Ross Sutherland
Director Rob Watt
Video Consultant Sam Meech
Producer Show And Tell

This is a past event 12 Nov 2014
Consuming, compelling, hypnotic
The Stage on Standby For Tape Back-Up
Nothing short of breath-taking
WhatsOnStage on Iron Shoes

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