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Black Dog

By Katie Hims. Funny and moving play about family, loss and love. Clare's husband goes missing, leaving her alone with their seven-year-old son and a huge black dog to look after.

by Katie Hims.

Out of the blue, Clare's husband goes missing leaving her alone with their seven year old son and a huge black dog to look after. Award-winning playwright Katie Hims' funny and moving play about family, loss and love, starring Claire Rushbrook.

Original music by Nina Perry
Cellist ..... Danny Keane
Directed by Mary Peate

Katie Hims is one of Radio Four's most prolific playwrights. Listeners will know her writing from Radio Four's World War One drama series Home Front and many other acclaimed radio dramas including Lost Property and King David and adaptations of the original Nordic Noir series Martin Beck, Elmore Leonard's The Hot Kid and Black Beauty. Katie's most recent stage play was Billy The Girl for Clean Break Theatre Company.

Claire Rushbrook first became known for Mike Leigh's film Secrets and Lies, and has since then starred in numerous TV dramas, including most recently Home Fires, My Mad Fat Diary and Whitechapel.

Ralph Ineson was recently to be seen in Hangmen by Martin McDonagh at the Royal Court Theatre. Soon to be seen as the lead in award-winning feature filmThe Witch.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 14 Nov 2015 14:30



Role Contributor
Clare Claire Rushbrook
Ray Ralph Ineson
Isaac (Age 7-10) Alexander Aze
Isaac (Age 14) Adam Thomas Wright
Isaac (Age 19) Will Howard
Constable Caolan McCarthy
Keisha Nahel Tzegai
Jamal Karl Queensborough
Gary Stephen Critchlow
June Rachel Davies
Brian Peter Wight
Jo Amelia Lowdell
Louise Amelia Lowdell
Leia (Age 3) Rosa Yevtushenko
Leia (Age 7) Greta Dudgeon
Leia (Age 12) Rebecca Ineson
Charlotte Deeivya Meir
Morgue Assistant Debra Baker
Therapist Jessica Turner
Stranger David Hounslow
Nurse Evie Killip
Hermit Chris Pavlo
Director Mary Peate
Writer Katie Hims


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