MY BEAUTIFUL BLACK DOG
A Musical about depression.
BY BRIGITTE APHRODITE
"Black dog is what Winston Churchill used to call his depression... I have a beautiful black dog and I call her Creshendorius." Brigitte Aphrodite
Gig meets theatre meets tidal wave of glitter.
Billed as part of Paint The Town festival, this is a poetically wild musical exploring the difficult and beauteous complexity of our fragile minds. Depression is at its heart, but it’s not depressing – it’s joyous, funny and hopeful (I hope…) I believe in hope.
This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs whilst channeling infectious dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!
★★★★★ “You’ll leave the room beaming.” TO DO LIST
“Imagine the Mighty Boosh crossed with the best episode of Girls. Prepare to cry and laugh several times over. You’ll leave a better person” Elle Magazine
★★★★ “.. obviously there are songs and costumes and everything, but it’s all just trappings, really; I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so emotionally honest on stage before.” Exuent Magazine
★★★★ “My Beautiful Black Dog is a raw show in more ways than one, but the warmth and good feeling that it generates is kind of glorious” The Stage
★★★★ “It’s Original, Heart-Wrenching and Warming all at Once” The List
Date: Wednesday 19th April 2017
Timings: Doors 7.30pm, Show 8.00pm, Post show discussion 9.30- 10.00pm
Price: Standard £12.50, Students £10, Groups of 10+ £10 per ticket, Theatre Loyalty member £10.50
Age limit: 14+
Run time 70 mins
Warnings: This show contains some adult content and strong language
Writer/Performer: Brigitte Aphrodite
Director: Laura Keefe
Musical Director/Composer: Quiet Boy
Dramaturg/Sound Designer: John Hoggarth
Producer: Rachel Tyson and Gemma Cairney for Boom Shakalaka Productions
Assistant Producer: Daniella Isaacs
Funded by The Arts Council and Wellcome Trust. Supported by and developed in association with Iron Shoes.