Live at The Everyman
THU 23–SAT 25 SEP 2021
John O’Brien, The Everyman and The Civic were thrilled to present Heart of a Dog by Éadaoin O’Donoghue, a play inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov’s novella, which premiered at The Everyman on 23 Sep 2021, before touring to The Civic as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.
Éadaoin O’Donoghue’s play, inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov’s masterpiece novel, is a fierce parable, a Frankenstein fable, that’s as funny as it is terrifying.
It follows the adventures of a scroungy mongrel named Sharik, who, in a gruesome scientific experiment, is turned into a man.
The play is a vivid exploration of what it means to be human, and animal – with joy, pain, love, loss, faith, ecstasy, despair, sex, beauty, wickedness, music, dancing, humour and cats.
An absurd and superbly comic odyssey.
Funded by the Arts Council
Playwright Éadaoin O’Donoghue
Director and Co-Composer John O’Brien
Set and Costume Designer Lisa Zagone
Sound Designer and Co-Composer Peter Power
Choreographer Philip Connaughton
LX Designer Stephen Dodd
Casting Director Amy Rowan
Starred Derbhle Crotty, Matthew O’Brien, Steve Blount, Michael Grennell, Karen McCartney and Cathy White
Age recommendation: 15 +
Trigger Warnings: References to sex and violence
Running time 95 MIN | NO INTERVAL