Like Animals / 31 Jul – 25 Aug

Like Animals / 31 Jul – 25 Aug

31/07/2019 2:15 pm - 25/08/2019 Summerhall (Old Lab), Summerhall Place, EH9 1PL

A dolphin trying to speak English. A parrot saying ‘Be good, see you tomorrow, I love you’. A woman spending a lifetime proving it’s not a trick.

Like Animals is a funny and poignant investigation into love and communication in human (and not so human) relationships, directed by Herald Angel Award winner and graduate Ellie Dubois (No Show).Inspired by true stories of scientists working to communicate with animals, it blends surreal comedy with moments of tenderness and vulnerability to explore the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone else.

The show weaves together two stories of human-animal communication around a central narrative of performers Kim and Pete’s own real-life relationship, glimpsing some of their miscommunications, missed signals and crossed wires. Their story allows the audience to see themselves in the joyful and painful moments we all experience and offers counterpoint and comparison to the human-animal stories.

Like Animals has been developed in association with Tron CREATIVE through their Scratch and Tron Lab opportunities, and with support from Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund.


Wednesday 31st July to Sunday 25th August 2019 (not 1st, 12th, 19th), 14:15
Wednesday 31st July & Friday 2nd August (previews)


Photo credit: Mihaela Bodlovic