Patti Pavillion, Swansea
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Across the city, hearts are beating and the mating ritual has begun. In the nightclubs, the bus shelters, the back streets and the sand dunes, daring girls and reckless boys engage in a desperate dance while the less fortunate observe and pretend it doesn't hurt. Created by Frantic Assembly, and staged in Swansea’s richly atmospheric Patti Pavilion, this production is inspired by the Dylan Thomas story 'Just Like Little Dogs' and the furtive hours so many of us have spent searching for kindness and warmth in the shadows of the city.
About the Production
Little Dogs, created by Frantic Assembly and staged in Swansea’s richly atmospheric Patti Pavilion in May 2012, was inspired by the Dylan Thomas story ‘Just Like Little Dogs’ and the furtive hours so many of us have spent searching for kindness and warmth in the shadows of the city.
This feisty, physical show featured music specially composed by Hybrid and explored the coming of age experiences of many teenagers on nights out in the city. The cast of 8 young performers was joined by Siân Phillips, whose role was as Swansea itself - a guardian watching over the young people.
The show opened on 9th May 2012 and ran for 10 nights at the Patti Pavilion, Swansea.
its energy [is] visceral as blood beating through veins, sharp as starlight on a dark night
a sassy mating game which plays out its various moves with furious, fleshly intensity
the finale... is a genuinely life-affirming theatrical coup
Bold and spirited, dynamic and raw
energetic and unflinching... it entrances you, grabbing at the heartstrings
Cast and Creative Team