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Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show

An imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse co-production Fri 23 & Sat 24 Oct 2020
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  • Drama

This event takes place at Belgrade Theatre

Extra performance added due to demand!

Roll up, roll up, for a slice of theatre that you’ll never forget… no matter how hard you try! Welcome to Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show.

Join us for this thrilling new outdoor show featuring digital projection and live performance.

Every town has its secrets. Are you prepared for yours to be revealed?

Why did the local mayor die such a terrible death? Who poisoned the communion wine? Why do Mrs Atkinson’s humbugs taste so strangely delicious?

As darkness falls three shadowy figures steal into your town. Their old truck mysteriously transforms into a theatre – just the first bit of the evening’s trickery.

Stories of wickedness and dark deeds start to unfold…

imitating the dog apply their innovative storytelling skills to create a deliciously dark tale of mischief and immorality. Drawing on horror movies and the traditions of carnival and medicine shows, Dr Blood and his motley crew tell a tale of the price paid for pursuing ambition, hypocrisy and greed. Set in a mythical ‘North’ and made for these strange times of lockdown, imitating the dog bring all their theatrical and technical acumen to this unique outdoor entertainment.

This is an outdoor, all-weather experience so please dress appropriately. Audiences will be standing throughout the performance, unless you are a wheelchair user or have a mobility issue that requires you to have a seat. The production includes flashing imagery (not stroboscopic) and loud noises. Please be aware that filming by the company will be taking place during the performance.

At the Belgrade the safety of our customers and staff remains our top priority. When you visit the Belgrade you will find safety measures in place throughout the building, including Track and Trace, social distancing and the wearing of face coverings. We will continue to follow government guidelines and have signed up to UK Theatre’s See It Safely campaign to ensure that you can enjoy the wonderful experience of live theatre safely. Find out more about the safety measures we have in place here.

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