Little Dogs

Devised by Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett and the Company



National Theatre of Wales in partnership with Frantic Assembly

First performed on 9th May 2012 at the Patti Pavillion, Swansea

Three open cubicle doors in a public lavatory. Inside two of the cubicles there are couples kissing. In the final cubicle a woman is sat, kneeing on the floor bent over the toilet
This post is written by: Scott Graham Artistic Director

This was a very deliberate attempt to return to the more guerrilla approach to making theatre we had left behind in the Generation Trilogy.

As this was our return to Swansea and making a show with National Theatre Wales it just felt right. It was also the last Frantic show Steven and I made together.

People dance in formation in a nightclub setting

The inspiration was partly the Dylan Thomas short story Just Like Little Dogs and partly our experience of those years living in and around the city.

It was essentially a love letter to Swansea and all its ugly/beautiful glory.

Rehearsal photo of a man stalking around behind a woman

We deliberately asked for a week less of rehearsals than what was offered because we wanted to work quickly and celebrate the rough edges. This might have been a direct reaction to the precision and tenderness of Lovesong.

A particular coup was getting Sian Phillips involved. Again, she was mind-blowingly good!