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The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People


The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People



 "The play of the year for me was The Delight of Dogs and the Problems of People. Funny, moving, and ridiculously well acted. In an orderly world it would run for 100 years. Rosalind Blessed and Duncan Wilkins will break your heart whilst making you think, which is the hallmark of great drama."
Andrew O’Hagan, New York Times Magazine


Following the journey of a relationship as it disintegrates. The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People by Rosalind Blessed asks what causes a mind to unravel and why are we so slow to recognise the dangers lurking beneath our very roof. This is not a story of monster and victim – how much easier would life be if things were so simple. How can you know an abuser when they don’t know themselves?

While our love for another human can so often be complicated and destructive, the simple, pure love of a dog for a human can shine a redemptive light in the darkest moment.



Written by Rosalind Blessed

Performed by Duncan Wilkins and Rosalind Blessed
Directed by Caroline Devlin


One half of Rosalind Blessed's season of plays at the ORL, playing in rep.



Running time: 70 minutes, no interval

Suitable for ages: TBC

Warning: TBC


8th, 10th, 11th,14th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 24th, 28th, 30th and 1st Feb 2020 at 7.30pm


9th February 2020, 9.15pm (Press Night)


3.00pm:  18th, 25, 26th


There will be a signed performance for  both the matinee and evening show Saturday, January 11th..


tickets £16.50 (£12.50 concessions)


For further ticket information please click here or call 0333 012 4963 for all booking enquiries. 


The Box Office will open 30 minutes before the performance for cash / card sales and collection of pre-booked tickets.

Latecomers will not be admitted.

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