imitating the dog (UK)
A contemporary ghost story that explores our fears around mortality, sexuality and the terrifying sense of responsibility that comes with having children.
A visual masterpiece of contemporary British theatre – in Germany for the first time, exclusively at English Theatre Berlin
Hotel Methuselah is In a stunning homage to post-war British cinema and the French Nouvelle Vague, imitating the dog create a unique and disturbingly immersive experience for the audience.
Telling the story of night porter Harry’s search to uncover the forgotten truth of his past, Hotel Methuselah is a searing tale of the destructive power of love and the hell of personal disintegration. Fusing spectacular live action and video projection, this is stylish, cutting edge visual performance that places narrative, emotion and wit at its core.
“…unlike any other piece of theatre you’re likely to have experienced before…intriguing, a successful narrative experiment and a piece of art in its own right.” Yorkshire Evening Post
“a company at the forefront of testing the nature of theatre” – The Guardian
- Tues, December 4, 2012 | 8pmMain Stage
with five additional performances until Dec 9, 2012
with Morven Macbeth, Simon Wainwright, Richard Malcolm, Dominic Fitch, Anna Wilson
A collaboration between imitating the dog and Pete Brooks
Written and directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks with the company
Design by Laura Hopkins
Soundtrack by Neil Boynton
Video editing by Simon Wainwright and Seth Honnor
The piece was supported by Arts Council England, Lancaster University, University of the Arts London, The Gallery and Studio Theatre Leeds, Cochrane Theatre and Nuffield Theatre.
- review in Neues Deutschland (in German)
- imitating the dog homepage