The Tabard Theatre Relaunches With 'Dog Ends'
Black comedy by Richard Harris gets its stage premiere
Theatre is back at the Tabard with the stage premiere of Dog Ends by Richard Harris.
The theatre relaunches with this play, last seen as part of the BBC's popular Play For Today series, featuring local Chiswick resident Jeffrey Holland Hi-de-Hi).
The time is tomorrow. Middle aged George is under increasing emotional and financial pressure looking after his father and his beloved dog. When George confides in neighbourhood friend Henry that the dog is nearing the end of his time, he is passed the contact of a highly-recommended vet. However, there is a serious misunderstanding over just what it is the vet actually does and who he works for.
Richard Harris has written extensively for both theatre and television.
His many stage plays include the award-winning Outside Edge, The Business
of Murder and Stepping Out, a major West End revival of
which is soon to open at the Vaudeville Theatre starring Amanda Holden.
His television credits include A Touch Of Frost, Shoestring,
The Last Detective and The Avengers.
Jeffrey Holland plays Henry. Theatre credits include Hi-De-Hi (Victoria Palace Theatre), Run For Your Wife (Criterion Theatre), Travels With My Aunt (Whitehall Theatre), Dong Ding Murder Me on High!, Secondary Cause of Death, ‘Allo ‘Allo (All UK tour), And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel (Jermyn Street Theatre)On television he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Spike in BBC TV's Hi-De-Hi, the stuffy footman, James Twelvetrees in all four series of the hugely successful You Rang M’Lord? and more recently as Mr Parkin the stationmaster in Oh, Dr. Beeching!
The cast also includes Christien Anholt, Anita Graham, Bryan Hands, Jeffrey Holland, Alex Mann, Charlotte Peak and Nick Wilton. It is directed directed by Keith Strachan; designed by Mike Leopold and lighting isby Adam King.
Alex Mann plays Julian. He previously appeared in Sherlock Holmes
and the Invisible Thing for the Tabard Theatre.
Charlotte Peak plays Danielle. Her theatre credits include Dreamboats
& Petticoats, Dreamboats & Miniskirts (UK tours), In
Love and Warcraft (Theatre N16), Royal Flush (Spanish tour).
Tickets are £22 or £18 for concession and the play in being performed from 22 March to 15 April at 7.30pm Tuesday to Saturday with matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
February 24, 2017