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A Traveller’s Guide To Turkish Dogs

  • Date: Thursday 8 October
  • Time: 7.30pm - 9pm (no intermission)
  • Location: Great Lake Centre Theatre
  • Price: $35

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A spellbinding, inventive retelling of a beautifully true story of a dog and her man — with themes of friendship, adventure, loyalty, and truth.

A Traveller’s Guide to Turkish Dogs is a show with exactly the right amount of theatre magic, real-life adventure, and heartwarming dog content. Relive the true story of a mad historian, immortal fishermen, and the Mother of Wolves; border crossings, buried treasure, and the value of companionship — brought to life by some of NZ’s most captivating shape-shifting actors.

Set on the salty and smoky coast of Turkey, against the backdrop of one of humanityʼs oldest and richest oral storytelling traditions, Barnaby is on his big OE – and he is coming home with a Turkish tale of his own.

A spellbindingly inventive retelling of a beautifully simple story – one of friendship, adventure, loyalty, and truth. A journey across continents. A Travellerʼs Guide to Turkish Dogs is the true story of a mad historian, immortal fishermen, and the Mother of Wolves; border crossings, buried treasure, and the value of companionship.

Itʼs an OE like youʼve never seen or heard.

PAST PRESS:
“Pure stage magic. Itʼs the reason theatre can still compete with Netflix”
– Madelaine Empson, Regional News

“Heartwarming true story for dog lovers”
– Kate Green, The Dominion Post/Stuff

“Strength of vision and generosity sees it told with heart.”
– Patrick Davies, Theatreview

“Continues to surprise and delight throughout”
– Austin Harrison, Art Murmurs

“Marvellous set pieces, affecting triumphs of hairpin turns from outrageous
humour to gentle pathos” – Simon Sweetman, Off the Tracks

AUDIENCE RESPONCE
“I loved every second of this extraordinary show. The heartwarming story
& skilled performances kept me enthralled from go to whoa”

“This is such a wonderful show. A masterclass in story telling.”

“Beautifully engaging story-telling and performances by all.
Specially delightful ending… go see it!!”

“So happy we found this! … Will hold this story in our hearts forever.”

“Bloody brilliant.”

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