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The Dog Beneath The Skin

“Places sometimes look different when one comes back to them.”

The sleepy village of Pressan Ambo has a secret. Ten years ago, Francis Crewe disappeared. Every year, a man is chosen by lot to go searching for Francis but none have ever come home. This year, Alan Norman is chosen and accompanied by a surprisingly intelligent dog; he sets out on a journey through 1930’s pre-war Europe. A nationalist threat however is on the rise and when Alan returns home to Pressan Ambo, he finds it a very different place to how he left it.

Part madcap adventure, part piercing social satire, Auden and Isherwood’s vivid depiction of a world on the brink of collapse has never seemed so timely.

Proud Haddock celebrate unearthed stories by classical playwrights. Founded by Jimmy Walters and James Ahearne in 2014, Proud Haddock continues to bring great stories to the stage from beloved playwrights. Credits include A Naughty night With Noel Coward (Old Red Lion Theatre), Tony Harrison’s The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus and John Osborne’s A Subject of Scandal and Concern (Finborough Theatre) and the recent success Mrs Orwell by Tony Cox.


Pete Ashmore
Cressida Bonas
Eva Feiler
Edmund Digby-Jones
Rujenne Greene
James Marlowe
Suzann McLean
Adam Sopp

Director: Jimmy Walters
Designer: Rebecca Brower
Lighting Designer: Catherine Webb
Composer: Jeremy Warmsley
Sound Designer: Dinah Mullen
Choreographer: Ste Clough
Associate Designer: Daisy Blower
Animal Choreographer: Depi Gorgogianni
Production Manager: James Anderton
Stage Manager: Marie Costa
Assistant Director: Dale Monie
Assistant Stage Manager: Frances Howell

  • Dates : 7-31 March 2018
  • Location : Jermyn Street Theatre