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‘Asbestos ceilings don’t break like glass’
After the death of SON’s Nan, SON returns to his hometown, but MAM’s boyfriend MIKE, not from the area, has other ideas about what’s best for them. As the town’s grip re-takes its hold, SON struggles to suppress his rising grief, tensions with MIKE intensify, and there can only be so long until the levy breaks. Lost, angry and broken, SON is forced to confront the question: can you ever truly leave the place you’re from?
Humour, warmth, unstereotyped working-class bite, charm and tenderness combine in DOG HAIR: the story of a working-class mother & son navigating grief and loss in the small industry-formed town that’s shaped them. Feeling trapped and separate from their home, DOG HAIR is about the struggle between place and identity, and how ‘No matter how far you go from home, you’ll always have dog hair on your clothes’.
Cast & Creative Team Playwright / Actor (Son) - PHILLIP JONES
Producer - RACHEL THOMAS
Director - KARAN DESAI
Movement Director - REBECCA WILSON