Canine comedy A Dog's Tale comes to Cat Asylum Brewery, Collingham
A canine comedy based on the endearing love between people and their dogs is performed in Collingham this weekend.
A Dog’s Tale, a new play by Poppy Hollman, will be staged at Cat Asylum Brewery, 12 Besthorpe Road, on Sunday.
It is performed by Mikron Theatre Company, which will tell the stories of the people behind the big events in history and the things that are close to our hearts.
A versatile quartet of actor musicians will guide audiences through the halls and history of Crufts.
Linda and her wayward rescue dog Gary are pursued by security through the halls and history of Crufts, accused of a terrible crime.
When Charles Cruft, the ‘Greatest Showman in Dogdom’, held his first show in 1891, he had a sense that dog ownership and breeding was about to become pretty big.
In this extraordinary world of heroic hounds, pampered pedigrees and naughty nobblers, does Gary have what it takes to win the day?
Director Rachel Gee said: “A Dog’s Tale is my first directing job with Mikron and it’s the ideal show for me as a dog owner. We can’t wait to welcome audiences (and their dogs) to shows up and down the country.
“Dog lover or not, this is the perfect night out for fun, laughter and wonderful songs.”
Playwright and cat lover Poppy Hollom said: "I've written over 20 characters to be played by only four actors, but I know they'll enjoy the challenge of bringing it to life.
"I spent two fascinating days at Crufts last year, eavesdropping on competitors and trying to work out which dog would win in each competition (success rate: zero).
"My impression of Crufts was that whilst dog participation was on a fairly exclusive basis, a huge variety of humankind was in evidence, on two legs or four wheels. Testament perhaps to the huge importance of dogs to many different people in their roles as pets, medical assistance dogs, working dogs and more. It's also true to the founding principles of Charles Cruft, who charged only a penny so that everyone could enter their best friend."
Mikron Theatre is on its 49th year of touring.
The atmosphere at most performances is informal and dogs are welcome at most venues.
Admission for the performance, which starts at 2pm, is on a pay what you feel basis.