Homegrown theatre this May

Mad Dogs and an Englishman

Mon 7 Apr 2014

We're working with the brilliant Tim Elgood again, to bring you another outstanding homegrown theatre production. Tim starting writing plays for his teenage children at 41 and has written a host of well-recieved scripts including last years The Pros, the Cons and a Screw as well as previous show Mother Came Too. His work is widely credited and has earned him numerous awards, so we're delighted to welcome him back to work with us on Mad Dogs & an Englishman, on at the Guildhall Theatre from Fri 16 - Sat 31 May.

Mad Dogs & an Englishman is a double dose of Elgood humour prescribed by Derby LIVE and features two one-act plays...

The Dog House

It’s a dog’s life in the Mayday Dog Rescue Centre. It is certainly not a ‘Home’ from home. But that suits Paddy just fine. He was never keen on his home. So he took steps and is now a Mayday long term resident. His biggest problem is avoiding being offered a new home. Paddy can think of nothing worse than being ‘rescued’. He’s happy being in The Dog House.

Tim Elgood’s poignantly moving and heartily humorous ‘dog’s eye’ view of homelessness, 
heartbreak and humans.

Tim Elgood talks about The Dog House

Bare Words

He is on the verge of writing a truly great one act play. Just a few minor obstacles stand between him and greatness. The director. The actors. The audience. His mother. And... the words.

Welcome to the heaven and hell of writing. Bare Words is the truthful and hilarious portrayal of a young writer’s tortuous face to face combat with his own creativity. The odds are stacked heavily against him. It is barely a fair contest.

Tickets are price from £10.25 - £25.25 for this event and can be bought here.