But nothing can stop the growing tide of desire of Bernarda Alba's five daughters. As the frustrated tension mounts, each holds on to their longings, jealousies and hopes for the attentions of the virile Pepe el Romano, promised in marriage to one of them.
Red Dog brought Federico Garcia Lorca's final masterpiece 'The House of Bernarda Alba' to the stage in a new adaption by Kate Littlewood. In the 75th anniversary year of Lorca's death this was a stunning theatrical journey into the imagination of a great poetic writer, a theatre giant at the height of his powers.
This production opened in Stroud on 27th September 2011 and played there for two weeks before taking off on a tour around the country.
Lorca'sThe House of Bernarda Alba“We have eight years of mourning now and not a breath of air will be allowed in from the street. The doors and windows may as well be bricked up, do you hear?”
One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace
"This is possibly the best ensemble of actors I have seen this year. Take an intimate theatre, a marvelous production and a team of excellent actors and you have One Flea Spare." On The Fringe
"London’s scarred, ribald and fetid past has rarely seemed so infectiously alive." Time Out
"I left the theatre feeling satisfied that I had seen a production which was well acted, well written and well directed." A Younger Theatre
Skin Tight by Gary Henderson
Skin Tight , Foyer Arts, Stroud, April 2007
Skin Tight is moving, magical, passionate and brutal; everything a love story should be. Based on 'The Magpies' by New Zealand poet, Denis Glover, Skin Tight is a play about love and the human condition, about a relationship filled with a love that pulsates and endures despite loss, war and betrayal.
"A rare production in a lovely setting – pure poetry. A wonderful production in the perfect setting. Please come again." Blades, Northleach
"Absolutely beautiful – rarely is drama so engaging." Sharon Kirk, Marketing Manager, Riverside Studios
"A moving and memorable performance." Programmer,Courthouse Theatre
"Superbly done. Moving and thought provoking. The musical imput was crucial." The Flavel
A beautiful, poetic piece, lovingly sparse. Thank you. A magnificant piece of theatre. The sound so brilliantly reflected the emotional forces in the play. Your production was exceptional." The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman
Yellow Wallpaper , Foyer Arts, Stroud, June 2006
In a new adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper' Fiona Ross produced a lavish script combining one woman's increasing despair in triplicate. All three actresses play the same character all on stage at the same time, mirroring and enhancing a woman's descent into madness. Though the Yellow Wallpaper is a work of fiction, it was based on Gilman's own experience.
"It was refreshing, full of new ideas and expertly enacted by an accomplished cast."Jon Andriesson, Stroud News and Journal
Christmas Shows 2007 - 2011
Every year Red Dog enjoys bringing theatre-in- the-round to younger audiences.
Jude Emmet has adapted many fairytales and folk legends to create intimate and gently interactive story telling. Our Christmas shows have proved to be a wonderful introduction to live theatre for 3 - 7 year olds.
"Full of wonder, laughter, magic and delight." (The Frog Prince 2008)
"the best time of my life."(The Ugly Duckling 2007)
"that was amazing...it's the third year we've been. What are you doing next year?" (The Master Cat 2009)
"Thank you very much for a fantastic workshop and play. The children (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it." (The Great Bear of the North 2010)
"My best favourite play I have ever seen in my life." (The Great Bear of the North 2010)