Boom Shakalaka Productions presents… My Beautiful Black Dog by Brigitte Aphrodite

18-20 Nov


“Imagine the Mighty Boosh crossed with the best episode of Girls. Prepare to cry and laugh several times over. You’ll leave a better person”. Elle Magazine

My Beautiful Black Dog is a new piece of electrifying gig-meets-theatre-meets-depression-meets a tidal wave of glitter.

This show challenges the urgent stigma around depression and encourages the audience to take ownership of their own black dogs whilst channeling, wild dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!

‘Black Dog is what Winston Churchill used to call his depression… I have a beautiful black dog and I called her Creshendorious.’

Brigitte Aphrodite is a punk poet, musician, theatre maker and feminist showgirl. With her band she has played Leeds and Reading Festivals, Bestival, Latitude, Kendal Calling and supported Kate Nash and Josie Long on extensive UK tours. Brigitte’s debut studio album is due for release in early 2016.

***** “You’ll leave the room beaming” Todolist
****” I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so emotionally honest on stage before.” Exuent Magazine
**** “It’s Original, Heart-Wrenching and Warming all at Once” The List
**** “My Beautiful Black Dog is a raw show in more ways than one, but the warmth and good feeling that it generates is kind of glorious” The Stage

Directed by Laura Keefe
Musical Direction by Quiet Boy
Produced by Boomshakalakaproductions
Supported by and developed in association with Iron Shoes