BLACK BATTLES WITH DOGS – written by Bernard-Marie Koltès, and directed by Timothy Trimingham Lee.

“The body of a worker killed on the job on a French construction site in Nigeria goes missing. A mysterious man visits the manager to claim the corpse, and soon both men – along with the manager’s girlfriend and his unstable colleague – are fighting for their lives, and all they hold dear”.

This is an explosively original play, written in 1979 and rarely produced; its powerful depiction of the corrosive influence of imperialism, racism, sexism, and corporate exploitation has only grown in relevance, resonance, and power.

Black Battles with Dogs

Black Battles with Dogs

One of three final-term productions featuring students from the postgraduate-level Intensive Acting Programme.
PERFORMANCES 1 – 5 December at 7.30 pm, Friday 4th at 1 pm

“A remarkable work: it seems to have been written in adrenalin.” The Observer

Bernard-Marie Koltès was “a creator of a mythology of the underworld, a champion of the underdog and the lone wolf, and a pioneer of a wholly new style of dramatic writing.” The Times

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