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    Tim Crouch: Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel – Mayfest 2024

    • 17 May -
      19 May 2024
      17 May - 19 May 2024

    The Fool leaves King Lear before the blinding. Before the ice-creams in the interval. In this new solo work, Tim Crouch draws on ideas of virtual reality to send him back to the future of the play he left. Back to a world laid waste by division and trauma; a world where the revolution will take place on a screen.

    Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel is a daringly unaccommodated piece of theatre that switches between scathingly funny stand-up and an audacious act of collective imagining. It’s a celebration of live performance and a skewering of the state we’re in now.

    King Lear meets stand-up meets the metaverse. 

    ‘hymn to humanity… to call it thought-provoking would be a criminal understatement’ All Edinburgh Theatre

    ‘An act of imagination in a world undone’ ★★★★ The Stage

    ★★★★ The Guardian  ★★★★ Telegraph

    ★★★★ Financial Times ★★★★ Arts Desk

    ‘Crouch is a master storyteller for our times’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman

    ‘One of the most important writers and theatre makers in the UK’ The Stage

    Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel is a Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production. Written and performed by Tim Crouch. 

    Cast & Creative Team

    Written and Performed by Tim Crouch
    Co-directed by Karl James and Andy Smith 

    Sound design & composition by Pippa Murphy
    Lighting Design by Laura Hopkins


    Tim Crouch is an Obie-award winning writer and theatre-maker. His plays include ‘My Arm’, ‘An Oak Tree’, ‘ENGLAND (a play for galleries)’, ‘The Author’, ‘I, Malvolio’, ‘Adler & Gibb’, ‘Beginners’, ‘Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation’ and (with Andy Smith) ‘what happens to the hope at the end of the evening’. Directing credits include ‘House Mother Normal’ (New Perspectives and Brighton Festival), ‘I, Cinna (the poet)’, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, and ‘King Lear’ (RSC), ‘PEAT’, (Ark, Dublin) ‘Jeramee’, ‘Hartleby and Oooglemore’ and ‘Beginners’ (Unicorn Theatre) and ‘The Complete Deaths’ (Spymonkey). Tim created and co-wrote ‘Don’t Forget the Driver’, a six-part series for BBC2 which won Best TV Comedy at the Venice TV awards, 2019. Truth’s a Dog Must to  Kennel won a Fringe First award for its 2022 Edinburgh run.  

    Website: http://www.timcrouchtheatre.co.uk/
    Twitter: @thistimcrouch / @lyceumtheatre
    Instagram: @thistimcrouch @lyceumedinburgh 

    Join Tim Crouch and Tobacco Factory Theatres’ Artistic Director, Heidi Vaughan, for a short post-show discussion following the performance on Sat 18 May at 7:30pm. It’s an opportunity to ask questions and gain a deeper insight into the performance in an informal, relaxed environment. Free with your show ticket.

    • RUNNING TIME75 mins (no interval)
    • TICKETSPWYC: £5 / £10 / £15 / £20 / £25
    • VENUE

    Please note: this is not a VR show.

    7:30pm & 2pm (Saturday matinee only)

    Unreserved seating

    Pay What You Choose (PWYC)

    The recommended ticket price for this show is £15 – however, we encourage you to pay what is right for you.

    Sat 18 May 7:30pm

    Sat 18 May  2pm

    To book wheelchair spaces or seats with a good view of the BSL interpreter and/or captions, please contact the Box Office on 0117 902 0344 / tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com. They will set you up on the system so that you can book wheelchair spaces or designated BSL seats online in the future.

    Please note: there will be no dedicated lighting for the BSL interpreter but the stage will be bright washed with light throughout show.

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