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Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel
Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel Tickets

Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel Tickets

New York
28 Dec 2022 - 8 Jan 2023
King Lear meets standup.

Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel opened at the Lyceum Theatre Studio, Edinburgh, during Fringe 2022. It confirms Crouch’s place as the UK's pre-eminent interrogator of form and liveness. It uses King Lear as a point of departure to explore the aftermath of the last three years: the loss of life, the wrecking of families, the abuse of power, the digital encroachment of live theatre and the decimation of our industry.

‘That’s the moment when I leave. The moment when the jokes fail us.’

Not here but in another place.

In another place the country is being torn apart.

Not in this place, remember, but in that other place the leader has lost control, people are being killed, someone is blinded.

But not here, you understand, not in this theatre here. Not this one.

Here, everything’s just fine. Everything’s hilarious.

The Fool leaves Shakespeare's King Lear before the blinding. Before the killing starts. In this new solo work, Tim Crouch draws on ideas of virtual reality to send him back to the future of the play he left. Back to a world laid waste by division and trauma; a world where the revolution will take place on a screen.

Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel is a daringly unaccommodated piece of theatre that switches between scathingly funny stand-up and an audacious act of collective imagining.

King Lear meets stand-up meets the metaverse.

Run time

70 mins

Opening date

December 28th, 2022

Closing date

January 8th, 2023




SoHo Playhouse



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