imitating the dog: Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show

As part of an Autumn Collaboration season, Lancaster Arts and The Dukes are delighted to present Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show, a new, 30 minute live outdoor production by imitating the dog.

Every town has its secrets! Are you prepared for yours to be revealed?
Roll up, roll up, for a slice of theatre that you’ll never forget…no matter how hard you try!
Welcome to Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show.

imitating the dog apply their innovative storytelling skills to create a deliciously dark tale of mischief and immorality. Drawing on horror movies and the traditions of carnival and medicine shows, Dr Blood and his motley crew tell a tale of the price paid for pursuing ambition, hypocrisy and greed. Set in a mythical ‘North’ and made for these strange times, imitating the dog bring all their theatrical and technical acumen to this unique outdoor entertainment.

Co-produced by imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse

Captioning of all live and voiceover dialogue is available through the smartphone app The Difference Engine, which you can download in advance and bring with you.

Free Programme

Lancaster Arts is Covid Secure

Find out about the key precautions we’ve taken to present a live programme of events this season.

  • We've Sold Out, if you wish to join the wait list.

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    with the following information:

    The Performance(s) you can attend.
    Number of Tickets Required
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  • Standing Only Performance
  • An outdoor, all-weather experience at Lancaster Square, Lancaster University.
    If you require mobility access please contact us
  • Duration
  • 30mins
  • Suitable For
  • 14yrs+
    Contains mild language, scenes of horror, non-explicit projections of a sexual nature with some flashing imagery & loud sounds
  • Dates
  • 20 Oct - 21 Oct 2020
  • Location
  • The Great Hall
  • Lancaster University
    Lancaster. LA1 4YW

    Nearest Campus Parking:
    Visitor Parking Zone A
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