Taming of the black dog
The Continental in Preston is reaching the end of its autumn theatre season – and they aim to go out with a bang!
My Beautiful Black Dog – Brigitte Aphrodite – on Wednesday, December 9, is, according to Elle Magazine: “The Mighty Boosh crossed with the best episode of Girls. Prepare to cry and laugh several times over. You’ll leave a better person”.
Brigitte Aphrodite is a punk poet, musician, theatre maker and feminist showgirl. With her band she has played Leeds and Reading Festivals, Bestival, Latitude, Kendal Calling and supported Kate Nash and Josie Long on extensive UK tours. Brigitte’s debut studio album is due for release in early 2016 to coincide with her self-penned musical My Beautiful Black Dog which debuted at the Bush Theatre, London in 2014.
My Beautiful Black Dog is a new piece of electrifying gig-theatre for people interested in music, comedy, poetry, theatre, and the difficult and beauteous complexity of our mental health.
She said of her piece: “A poetically wild musical about depression, but it’s not depressing it’s hopeful (I hope…) I believe in hope!”
This show challenges the urgent stigma around depression and encourages the audience to take ownership of their own black dogs whilst channeling, wild dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!
The event to remember is on at 8:00pm at The Continental, Preston.
For more information and ticket links go to http://www.newcontinental.net/whats-on/event/my-beautiful-black-dog-brigitte-aphrodite