Lost Dog - In a Nutshell

Lost Dog - In a Nutshell

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Lyn Gardner avatar
21 September 2020  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Founded by Ben Duke, Lost Dog is a singular and terrific company and one whose work crosses the boundaries between dance and theatre. Anyone who saw the brilliant Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) will vouch for that. This latest piece , available on the Place’s website from Wednesday, rather gloomily imagines a world in which the theatres will never open again and sees Duke playing a man explaining to a future generation what live theatre was like.”

Overview

Sitting alone in an empty auditorium, a man explains to an unseen future generation, what live theatre was - reliving moments that had been particularly powerful to him personally and lamenting the loss of real-life connections in a world where nobody is allowed near one another.

With his unique blend of melancholia and self-deprecating humour, Lost Dog’s Ben Duke touches on themes of loneliness and isolation, the loss of human connections, and in particular the temporary community of strangers that make up a theatre audience. Half eulogy, half lecture, In a Nutshell questions what is real in life, if we cannot share it together in real life.

Critic reviews

Ben Duke’s lament for an art form that is in imminent danger of extinction is deeply affecting

The Stage

Clever, wry and infinitely sad

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 23 Sep, 7pm - Fri 23 Oct, 10pm

Venue

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