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National Theatre Wales
May 2012
Patti Pavillion, Swansea

Little Dogs

Inspired by
DYLAN THOMAS

In partnership with
FRANTIC ASSEMBLY

Across the city, hearts are beating and the mating ritual has begun. In the nightclubs, the bus shelters, the back streets and the sand dunes, daring girls and reckless boys engage in a desperate dance while the less fortunate observe and pretend it doesn't hurt. Created by Frantic Assembly, and staged in Swansea’s richly atmospheric Patti Pavilion, this production is inspired by the Dylan Thomas story 'Just Like Little Dogs' and the furtive hours so many of us have spent searching for kindness and warmth in the shadows of the city.

About the Production

Little Dogs, created by Frantic Assembly and staged in Swansea’s richly atmospheric Patti Pavilion in May 2012, was inspired by the Dylan Thomas story ‘Just Like Little Dogs’ and the furtive hours so many of us have spent searching for kindness and warmth in the shadows of the city.

This feisty, physical show featured music specially composed by Hybrid and explored the coming of age experiences of many teenagers on nights out in the city. The cast of 8 young performers was joined by Siân Phillips, whose role was as Swansea itself - a guardian watching over the young people.

The show opened on 9th May 2012 and ran for 10 nights at the Patti Pavilion, Swansea.

its energy [is] visceral as blood beating through veins, sharp as starlight on a dark night
a sassy mating game which plays out its various moves with furious, fleshly intensity
the finale... is a genuinely life-affirming theatrical coup

Bold and spirited, dynamic and raw

energetic and unflinching... it entrances you, grabbing at the heartstrings
****

Cast and Creative Team

Director
SCOTT GRAHAM

Director
STEVEN HOGGETT

Designer
TIM DICKEL

Lighting Designer
ANDY PURVES

Sound Designer
CAROLYN DOWNING

Original Music
HYBRID

Costume Designer
SIAN JENKINS

Associate Director
NAOMI SAID

Emerging Director
LiISA WELLS-TURNER

Cast
REMY BEASLEY
JORDAN BERNARDE
KATIE ELIZABETH-PAYNE
DARREN EVANS
HANNAH GOOD
SARAH LISABETH
BERWYN PEARCE
SIÂN PHILLIPS
MATTHEW TREVANNION

Ensemble
MICHAEL AUBIN
HEIDI BROOD
RICHARD JONES
GEMMA PRANGLE