Belvoir

The Dog / The Cat

The Dog by Brendan Cowell
The Cat by Lally Katz
Directed by Ralph Myers


Get ready for two interconnected tales of true love and stupidity from two of the hottest playwrights around – Brendan Cowell and Lally Katz. Under the direction of Ralph Myers and following a return season at Belvoir due to popular demand, this hilarious rom com double bill (with added pets) is a sure-fire crowd pleaser. 

The writing in both plays is polished, beguiling and very very funny. Ralph Myers directs them both with panache and they are performed with an assured charm by the trio of actors.

Not one but two. On the same night! Two interconnected tales of true love and stupidity from two of the hottest playwrights around.

The Dog It could be called Two Men, One Woman, a Park and a Dog – and everyone knows that nothing breaks the ice like a cute dog. Brendan Cowell’s (Ruben GuthrieThe Sublime) funny new play paints a not-so-flattering portrait of the tricky line between mateship and romance, and of the insatiable appetite of Jack Russell terriers for the most disgusting things they can find.

The Cat Katz on cats: Owning a cat is not easy. Co-owning a cat with your ex is less easy. Co-owning a smart-talking, irritable, meddling cat with your ex is comedy. If this sounds to you like the kind of thing Lally Katz (Stories I Want to Tell You in PersonNeighbourhood Watch) should write, you’re right. There is no-one else who does charming, funny and unlikely quite like Katz.


FROM THE DIRECTOR

All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons or animals, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Ralph Myers


REVIEWS

★★★★ The performances are pin-sharp… Rom-com is dependent on creating the impression of a unique chemistry between people. It bubbles very sweetly here.
Jason Blake | SMH

★★★★ Watching Brendan Cowell and Lally Katz’s rom com double bill (with added pets) is like eating a CWA-standard double layer sponge cake. It’s a sweet, light and fluffy guilty pleasure crafted with great skill and love.
Ben Neutze | Daily Review

The writing in both plays is polished, beguiling and very very funny. Ralph Myers directs them both with panache and they are performed with an assured charm by the trio of actors.
Rebecca Whitton | Australian Stage

… the animals take to the stage with gusto, and the result is a charming, effervescent, and hilarious take on pet-ownership.
Glenn Saunders | thespellofwakinghours

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CREDITS

Set & Costume Designer Ralph Myers
Lighting Associate Brittany Jones
Composer & Sound Designer Stephan Gregory
Associate Composer & Sound Designer Riley McCullagh


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02 9699 7133
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