“Black Dog is what Winston Churchill used to call his depression… I have a beautiful black dog and I called her Creshendorious.”

A poetically wild musical exploring the difficult and beauteous complexity of our fragile minds.

This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs, whilst channelling infectious dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!

After the show Brigitte Aphrodite plus musical director Quiet Boy sit in conversation with award winning broadcaster and executive producer of the show Gemma Cairney.

The discussion will explore the importance and complexities of the way we talk about our mental health, and talk about art as a means to open up the conversation. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to pose questions to the team.

About Brigitte Aphrodite

Brigitte Aphrodite is a punk poet, musician, theatre maker and feminist showgirl. With her band she has played Leeds and Reading Festivals, Bestival, Latitude, Kendal Calling and supported Kate Nash and Josie Long on extensive UK tours.

A raw show in more ways than one, but the warmth and good feeling that it generates is kind of glorious

★★★★ The Stage

Written by Brigitte Aphropdite Directed by Laura Keefe Musical Direction by Quiet Boy Produced by Boomshakalaka productions