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The Boy Who Talked to Dogs

Friday 12th August

7:00pm - 8:10pm

At Darwin Entertainment Centre - Studio Theatre

Full Price $44
Member $37.40
Concession $40
Under 18 $20

A Slingsby and State Theatre Company South Australia production.
Adapted for the stage by Amy Conroy. From the book by Martin McKenna.
Presented by Darwin Festival

The Studio becomes an Irish town hall where you are surrounded by live music and storytelling.
Young Martin is a misfit. Bullied at school and misunderstood at home, his only comfort comes from sneaking off to the family coal shed to bond with his German Shepherds, Major and Rex.

When things reach breaking point, the 13-year-old runs away from his home in Limerick, Ireland and finds himself taken in by a new family – a pack of stray dogs. As they dodge trains, steal meals and fight for survival, Martin finds himself on the road he was always meant to take.

Based on the best-selling memoir, this rough-and-tumble tale, starring acclaimed Irish actor Bryan Burroughs, fuses shadow puppetry, swinging Irish music and stunning physical performance to bring Byron Bay ‘Dog Man’ Martin McKenna’s epic true story to the stage. Beautifully adapted by Irish playwright Amy Conroy, The Boy Who Talked to Dogs is a magical and mischievous tale of transformation, redemption, and what happens when the underdog finds his pack.  

“If more theatre were like this, the world would be a magical place indeed.” Australian Stage

“Exquisite in every respect… an entirely original experience.” Adelaide Advertiser

Performance warnings
Contains themes of domestic violence, theatrical smoke effects and loud noises.
Suitable for ages 12+

Friday 12 Aug 7:00pm
Saturday 13 Aug 2:30pm
Saturday 13 Aug 7:00pm

1 hour 10 minutes


2022-08-12 19:00:00
2022-08-12 20:10:00

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