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Holly Hughes presents

The Dog and Pony Show (Bring Your Own Pony)

  • Wednesday 24 May 7:30pm

The Marlborough Theatre

60 mins

£9.5/£7.5 concessions

Writer, performer, “thespian’s thespian”, and 2010 Guggenheim Fellow, Holly Hughes comes to The Marlborough with a new solo performance piece, The Dog and Pony Show (Bring Your Own Pony).

A blend of autobiography, animal behavior, and bald faced lies, the show is a comic/poetic meditation on a midlife crisis in the key of canine. After several years as self-described professional homosexual spent preaching to the perverted and getting into the craw of the religious right, Hughes disbands her one (wo)man dog and pony show, takes a real job at a prestigious university, acquiring a small pack of dogs, and must ask herself: what is sound of one lesbian clapping? (Could it be barking?)

“Hughes employs excellent comic timing and meticulously chosen language to conjure up the fear, anxiety, exuberance, and peace of the pet-owner relationship.” Out Magazine

“Hollys stories ring with the confidence of a cultural warrior whos come out of the fray not just intact, but wiser, with a distinctive clarity about where shes been, where shes going, and what it all means. Were invited to laugh with her, in Dog and Pony, to see the grace and beauty of ordinary people with their crazy but somehow humble obsessions.” The Feminist Spectator

If you have a Companion/PA then they can accompany you for free, please send an email to to arrange a ticket, and let us know if you have any further access requirements. Ear plugs are available upon request.

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