This incredible story will break your heart, then lick your wounds and heal you.

The Boy Who Talked to Dogs

A Slingsby and State Theatre South Australia Production

Thu 25 Aug – Sun 28 Aug 2022

7:30pm (Sunday 4pm)

$20 - 54 + transaction fee

Theatre, Lismore City Hall

ABOUT THE SHOW

“This is a place I can be. This is a place I can be me”.

Young Marty is a triplet. One of three, only he is the odd one out, the runt of the litter. No one understands him, except his dogs. Locked in the coal shed at night, Martin finds solace from the iciness of a troubled home in 1970’s Ireland, by cuddling up to his German Shepherds, Major and Rex.

When he runs away at thirteen, Marty is adopted by a pack of six stray dogs. Together they survive on the road, ignoring “do not enter” signs, dodging trains, stealing milk bottles and meals from open kitchen windows, fizzing and whizzing with energy – outcasts on the outskirts. Emerging as pack leader, Marty discovers deeper ways to communicate with the dogs, learning tricks that lead him back to human company – and a new place where he “can be me”.

The Boy Who Talked to Dogs is the international premiere of a mischievous and magical work for all ages made in partnership with Adelaide’s acclaimed Slingsby. Based on the true story of Nimbin’s famous “Dogman”, who grew up in Garryowen, Limerick, this tough but tender tale is a celebration of the love of animals we share our homes and lives with, starring acclaimed Dublin actor Bryan Burroughs amidst a dazzling array of shadows, songs and stellar musicianship.

TICKETS

Single Tickets
Adult $54
Concession $48
Under 25 $25

NORPA Subscribers
Adult $43
Concession $39
Under 25 $20

Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
Please note there is a $5.50 transaction fee.

PATRON ADVICE

Contains themes of domestic violence.

Duration | 70 minutes (no interval)
Recommended for ages 12+

BAR & SECRET CHEF DINER

Our licensed bar will be open from 5:30pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.

The Secret Chef Diner will open at 5:30pm before the show. Specialising in local, fresh produce, Secret Chef create completely new menus for each season show taking influences from modern Australian, Asian, Mediterranean, European, USW and South American cuisine.

Pre-order your dinner when purchasing your tickets, or if you have your tickets already add dinner to your booking here.

Please note dinner meals will be served before the show and not in theatre during the performance.