By Amy Mason and Toby Parker-Rees
Featuring a woman and her (talking) cat, Fur Baby is a funny, dark, and brutally honest look at the way society views women who choose not to reproduce. Following three successful Ferment developed autobiographical shows (The Islanders, Mass, Hollering Woman Creek), Fur Baby is Amy Mason’s first play.
This performance will be a script-in-hand reading of an extract of the play.
THE GREAT DOG, PAN
Martha is visited by a man who wants to know about her dog. She’s happy to talk about Pan, because she loves him. He is a great dog. He is the audience.
Martha has new friends now, dogwalking friends, and they’ve begun to find terrible things down by the river. Pan hasn’t found anything though, and Martha’s worried there’s something wrong. She loves Pan – he is such a good dog – so she has to help him.
The Great Dog, Pan is a monologue about feeling anxious and lonely in modern England – the reasons for it, and the things that people do to cope. It’s also about the lifechanging strangeness of having a pet.