Pigs and Dogs
â€œYou western backed goats, They forced us into slavery and killed millions. Now they want us to accept the sinfulness of homos. It shall not work." In 2014 Uganda passed an Anti-Homosexuality Act. This short startling play looks at what lies behind it. Directed by Dominic Cooke. Pigs and Dogs is substantially based on material from Boy Wives and Female Husbands by Stephen O. Murray and Will Roscoe. Approx. running time: 10mins. Caryl Churchill's previous work for the Royal Court Theatre includes Escaped Alone, Ding Dong The Wicked, Love and Information, Seven Jewish Children, Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?, A Number; Far Away, Blue Heart, Serious Money, Top Girls and Cloud Nine. Recent revivals of Churchill's plays include The Skriker (Royal Exchange) and Light Shining In Buckinghamshire. Dominic Cooke was Artistic Director of the Royal Court 2006-2013. For the Royal Court Dominic directed Clybourne Park, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Fever, Seven Jewish Children, Wig Out!, Now or Later, War and Peace, Fear and Misery, Rhinoceros, The Pain and The Itch, Other People, Fireface, Spinning into Butter, Redundant, F*ing Games, Plasticine, The People are Friendly, This is a Chair and Identical Twins. Other directing credits include Arabian Nights (RSC/ Young Vic / UK and world tours / New Victory Theatre, New York); Pericles, The Winter's Tale, As You Like It, Macbeth and Cymbeline (RSC), The Crucible, Postcards from America, The Malcontent by John Marston, By the Bog of Catsâ€¦(Wyndham's), The Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Gate / Dublin), The Weavers, Hunting Scenes From Lower Bavaria, (Gate), The Bullet (Donmar), Afore Night Come, Entertaining Mr Sloane (Clwyd), he Importance of Being Earnest (Atlantic Theatre Festival, Canada), My Mother Said I Never Should (Oxford Stage Co./Young Vic), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Bolton Octagon), Of Mice and Men (Nottingham Playhouse) and Autogeddon (Assembly Rooms). Awards include an Olivier Award for Best Director while working at the Royal Shakespeare Company on The Crucible, the International Theatre Institute Award for Excellence in International Theatre, a 2000 TMA award for Arabian Nights and a 1991 Fringe First award for Autogeddon.
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