Alone in her shabby bedsit, a forgotten Britannia sits, haunted by tunes on the radio and memories of a faded past, singing grief and lost glory.
Moving through a world of shadows from Arthurian myth to Brexit malaise, this mesmeric mix of theatre and song cycle explores imperial nostalgia, war memorialisation and the impossible longing for a lost golden age. Looped madrigals and cabaret cantatas mix with violin odes to evoke the fractured rituals of a magpie past.
Written during and inspired by the isolation of lockdown, this new work from ‘Brechtian Kate Bush’ TSarzi is a study of England as it is now: hooked on the past and wary of the future. A genre-defying piece both astute and absurd, Gone to the Dogs is a show about nostalgia and lost identity – both of self and nation; of the tyranny of memory and the fear of irrelevancy.
Press & Reviews
Now Then Magazine - 'Kate Bush at her most Brechtian'
Exposed magazine - "Religiously experimental"
Audience responses -
"Nothing like any performance I've seen before"
"A fantastic experience, I was mesmerised"
"Wonderfully diverse & powerful"
Praise for Last Decade of Love:
"The most imaginative record I heard all year" - Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
"Wonderfully observational, witty and blissfully imaginative" - Fifty3Musings (for Glastonbury Emerging)
Cast & Creative Team Writer & performer: TSarzi