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Cindy McLean-Bibby and Theatre503 present

Stray Dogs

Written by Theo Chester
Directed by Tommo Fowler
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It’s been a harsh winter, the people of the town starve while the rich hoard gold and grain. To keep the peace, the powers that be have done what they always do: make ample use of Jacob. He cures the sick, fixes broken bones, sews up wounds. He also tortures those accused of stealing food and chops off their heads.

But Jacob thinks he can keep the peace better if he stops taking heads. All he needs now is to get the town’s blessing to heal full time, making his community a better, more humane place. But he’s not the only one with plans: his wife, Hilde, and Ana, one of the town’s elite, are pushing for more radical solutions that risk tipping the balance in dangerously uncertain ways.

Stray Dogs by Theo Chester is a visceral, epic play that asks how we can create a better future when things are so very awful.

Stray Dogs is the work of writer Theo Chester, director Tommo Fowler, and producer Cindy McLean-Bibby.

Running time: 2 hours 15 mins (inc. 15 minute interval)

Age guidance: 14+

Content warnings: This show contains themes that some audience members may find distressing. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view content information here.


14 March 7.30pm WRITERS NIGHT: A chance for writers to enjoy a discounted ticket and meet our literary department and the writer of the show. Attendees to Writers Night are invited to submit for our Rapid Write Response initiative. To unlock a £6 ticket, email to be digitally tagged as a writer. If you have previously been tagged as a writer, your ticket will automatically adjust to £6 on the final page of booking – you do not need a Promo Code. If you are unable to attend our Writers Night, the £6 tickets will also be available up until Saturday 18th.

29 March 12pm PARENT & BABY:  Provided as an opportunity for parents and/or guardians to enjoy a spot of theatre without the need to hire a babysitter. Please note, we do not exclude other audience members from booking to see this performance.

Theo Chester

Theo Chester is a playwright from London. He has been a member of Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab and Writers’ Alumni Group. Alongside writing, he has worked in film, assistant directing the feature documentary Summer in the Forest (2017). He also works as an English Teacher. Stray Dogs is his debut play.


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Artistic Team
Theo Chester
Tommo Fowler
Cindy McLean-Bibby

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