The Dog Beneath the Skin

22nd Mar 2018 - 7:30pm

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A season of plays presented by 2nd Year Edge Hill University Drama Students

An Island Expressionism

It is often thought that the European Expressionist Movement, which reached its apotheosis in the 1920s and 30s, had little impact on the theatre in this country. Here we attempt to disprove the critics with a bold selection of work characterised by their fluid use of poetry and song, startling imagery and epic communitarian spirit.

The Dog Beneath the Skin (1935)
 by W. H. Auden & Christopher Isherwood

Thursday 22nd March 7:30pm

Saturday 24th March 7:30pm

Man is changed by his living: but not fast enough.
His concern today is for that which yesterday did not occur.

Born of a contempt for the popular stage of the time Auden & Isherwood’s satire on fascism (amongst many other things) is an almost exact contemporary of Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. Part-polemic part-revue part something else entirely, strange as the play is, it is, as a contemporary critic observed extremely entertaining  “often genuinely eloquent and seldom freakish” The Times.

Tickets: £9.00/ £5.00 / £3.00 EHU Students
SAVE MONEY: See a second and third play for half-price when all booked together!

Other student productions in this season of plays:

Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

The Other Animals by Ewan MacColl