Written by Josie Hunt The Little Things Theatre
A Dog’s Brexit is a ‘Dr Seuss meets Animal Farm’ portrayal of Britain’s exit from the EU, filled with dogs, rhyme, songs and explanations that aim to speak directly to children.
This play is an opportunity to re-live the events that led to Britain leaving the European Union, in a light-hearted and pun-filled way! The Little Things aim to stay neutral in the argument, presenting a variety of views, offering children and their families the opportunity to reflect without necessarily having to ‘pick a side’.
The dogs of Bowwow Town are all part of the BU, aka the Bowwow Union. The kennels trade and dogs move from kennel to kennel, but this luxury comes at a price: a lot of doggie-dollar and BU rules to deal with. And so the day comes when some British Bulldogs decide they want to leave the BU. In an attempt to be re-elected, the Top Dog announces a BU ruf-erendum, where the British Bulldogs must vote in or out. And so the campaigns begin!
Join Barney Bulldog and his family, as they squabble and disagree about which way to vote, in a Dog-Eat-Dog world where the news and media is an unavoidable influence…
Recommended age 7+
Running time: 45 mins
Tickets: Standard £5, Under 16s FREE!
Here’s some of the audience feedback from our runs at The Mission Theatre and The Alma Tavern Theatre in May:
“Clever, accurate, necessary. This is what theatre was made for. The most beautiful thing was the look on the kids’ faces… the intrigue… well done.”
“Really well written, engaging, informative and funny. Loved all the characters!”
“A fun and clever take on the events that led up to Brexit that kids were able to understand. Really enjoyed it.”
“So much fun – high energy, funny rhymes and clever puns. Not a boring moment! Couldn’t recommend enough.”