Theatre: The Little Dog Laughed


The Little Dog Laughed has a brilliant cast, and the stage is set for some high farce with this send up of contemporary Hollywood life. And here’s a quick preview of the show.

Rising film star Mitchell Green is every girl’s fantasy and soon to become a household name, thanks to his devilishly determined agent Diane, who excels at navigating the choppy waters of Hollywood. With Mitchell on the brink of superstardom, Diane encounters one teensy-weensy obstacle – she can’t seem to keep her leading man in the closet. With Mitchell’s new ‘friend’ Alex on the scene and Alex’s beautiful girlfriend Ellen (yes, he has a girlfriend) causing a drama of her own, what lengths will Mitchell go to play the part and will there be a Hollywood ending when the final credits roll?

Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony Award-nominated comedy hilariously satirizes the superficial world of show business and the game playing of the movie industry.

His cast of players includes the delightful Tamsin Greig; best known for her award-winning performances in cult television series Green Wing and Black Books, and most recently seen in the BBC’s adaptation of Emma. Rupert Friend’s film credits include Pride and Prejudice, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Young Victoria and Cheri. Gemma Arterton has starred in the St. Trinian’s films, A Quantum of Solace and, soon to be released, Prince of Persia and Clash of the Titans. Harry Lloyd’s theatre credits include the critically acclaimed A View from the Bridge and Ibsen’s Ghosts. He has played Will Scarlett in the BBC’s Robin Hood and appeared in Doctor Who.

This UK premiere is directed by Donmar Associate Jamie Lloyd, whose recent productions include The Pride (winner of the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement), Piaf at the Donmar and Vaudeville Theatre and Three Days of Rain with James McAvoy.


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