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Dogstar - Tabard Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

DOGSTAR, Greg Freeman’s latest outlandish comedy, receives its world premiere at the Tabard Theatre, where it runs from November 12 to November 30, 2013.

In a hot, dusty, western saloon, a mysterious stranger named only as Dogstar discovers everything in town has to be paid for …even dying. And like almost every mysterious stranger, who happens to be “just passing through”, he is inextricably drawn into a battle with Clay, the unscrupulous landowner, in a bid to save the town.

He is a homespun gunslinger in a greedy town and like a game of poker without cards; passions and stakes just get higher and higher. Can someone really own the whole planet or is Dogstar just a very wily drifter?

Dogstar stars Ben Warwick in the title role and Laura Pradelska, perhaps best known as Quaithe in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, as Violet. Pradelska previously worked with Greg Freeman on Beak Street back in 2010.

The cast also includes Rhys King (Clay) and Jaymes Sygrove (Jed), who also worked with Freeman at the Tabard Theatre in both Doig and No Picnic.

Greg Freeman edited and adapted the only ever successful re-version of an American Sitcom – Who’s The Boss which became The Upper Hand. He has since developed a career in the theatre.

Directed by Ken McClymont, Dogstar will be their fourth production at the Tabard Theatre. Their previous collaborations, No Picnic (teddy bears learning to lie), Beak Street (gangster cats) and Doig (consumerism laid bare) were all Time Out Critics’ Choices.

Tickets: £16, £14 concessions – available from the box office on 08448 472264 or online at

Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm.

Code of the West, a comedy about the ultimate Californian dream, continues at the Tabard Theatre until November 9, 2013.