Produced for a 3-week run at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick from 7th - 25th April 2015.
A series of vicious civil wars has ended. A small city state half way across the world rebuilds itself in the ashes.
Blush of Dogs is a play about conflicting freedoms and the desire to break repressive cycles. Inspired by contemporary life and adapted from the myth of Thyestes, private struggles clash in the shadows of intense public scrutiny.
Fragen Theatre Company brings you an ancient Greek story as it has never been seen before – inhabiting a sinister world of stark expressionism fuelled by humour, naked humanity and treacherous hope.
★★★★★ review from Liz Dyer at LondonTheatre1:
"Blush of Dogs is a thought-provoking and extremely relevant piece of theatre, brilliantly staged and performed, and well worth seeing."
Incisive and balanced blog from Andrew Haydon at Postcards from the Gods:
"Blush of Dogs by Roland Reynolds, who also directs, is possibly one of the boldest, most original debuts I’ve seen in quite a while."
★★★★ review from Tom Wicker at TimeOut:
"Here, ‘fate’ is a flimsy fig leaf for the yawning abyss created by abuse and human failing."
★★★★ review from Verity Healy at Theatre Bubble:
"you’ll find yourself laughing at the play’s audaciousness and incongruities, but as much repelled and shocked"
★★★★ review from James Waygood at Grumpy Gay Critic:
"dispel any worries of a dreary modern adaptation as what we get is a almost a whole new play that breathes a violent and frantic new life into an often stale genre."