imitating the dog: The Train

imitating the dog: The Train


Imagine a world that exists solely as a train. Imagine a woman who is given a job that she knows will put her life in jeopardy, one that takes her on a journey into her own heart of darkness. Find yourself moving through carriages witnessing the strange encounters with people who would seem to have much more information about what is happening than you.

Imagine entering a terrible nightmare in which those who you assume are dead tell you what your future might bring you. Imagine you are at a door, looking at the moving tracks and you jump. Again and again.

Imagine this and you are in The Train.

Having performed for over a month in Italy and garnering outstanding reviews, The Train makes its English-speaking debut in Lancaster in January 2016. A unique combination of immersive theatre and philosophical fairground ride, an audience of 12 listen through headphones and sit in a moving auditorium which pans and tracks as it follows our heroine’s journey through a multimedia landscape that is both beautiful and disturbing. Part detective thriller and part philosophical meditation on loss and human isolation, The Train takes you on a journey you will never forget.

Co-produced by imitating the dog and MARCHE TEATRO, in collaboration with Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, The Castle, Wellingborough, and The Old Market, Brighton, supported by Arts Council England.


Prof. Andrew Quick writes about the production in Lancashire Life and Big Issue North

Audience capacity per performance: 12

Under 26 Supporters Tickets
These are only available for the 12pm and 1.15pm performances.