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imitating the dog announces new outdoor premiere

imitating the dog have been making ground-breaking work for theatres and other spaces for 22 years.

imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse have today announced full casting for the outdoor premiere of DR BLOOD’S OLD TRAVELLING SHOW. New rehearsal images have also been revealed, giving an enticing glimpse of the high-tech treats in store for returning theatre audiences.

The production’s cast will feature regulars Laura Atherton (Night of the Living Dead™ – Remix and A Farewell To Arms, imitating the dog); Matt Prendergast (Night of the Living Dead™ – Remix and The Zero Hour, imitating the dog) and Keicha Greenidge (Heart of Darkness, imitating the dog, and In the Club, BBC).

The inventive storytelling skills of theatre innovators imitating the dog are used to great effect as they create a deliciously dark tale of mischief, immorality, and long-buried secrets. Drawing on horror movies and the traditions of carnival 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.

Produced by imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse, DR BLOOD’S OLD TRAVELLING SHOW is written and directed by imitating the dog’s co-artistic directors Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks and will premiere on Playhouse Square from 7–8 October. It will then tour to the Piece Hall, Halifax (9–10 Oct), The Lowry, Salford (17 Oct), Lancaster Square, Lancaster Arts and Dukes Lancaster (20–21 Oct) and Belgrade Square, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry (23–24 Oct).

Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show, Playhouse Square, Leeds Playhouse

7 – 8 October; press performance Thursday 8 October, 7.30pm & 8.30pm

Book online leedsplayhouse.org.uk. Box office 0113 213 7700.

2020 TOUR DATES

7­–8 Oct, Playhouse Square, Leeds Playhouse leedsplayhouse.org.uk

9–10 Oct, The Courtyard, The Piece Hall, Halifax thepiecehall.co.uk

17 Oct, The Lowry, Salford thelowry.com

20–21 Oct, Lancaster Square, Lancaster Arts lancasterarts.org

23–24 Oct, Belgrade Square, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry belgrade.co.uk

Full tour info: imitatingthedog.co.uk