Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show

An imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse co-production

Every town has its secrets. Are you prepared for yours to be revealed?

Why did the local mayor die such a terrible death?  Who poisoned the communion wine? Why do Mrs Atkinson’s humbugs taste so strangely delicious?

As darkness falls three shadowy figures steal into your town. Their old truck mysteriously transforms into a theatre - just the first bit of the evening’s trickery. 

Stories of wickedness and dark deeds start to unfold...

Roll up, roll up, for a slice of theatre that you’ll never forget… no matter how hard you try!

Welcome to Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show.
imitating the dog apply their innovative story telling skills to create a deliciously dark tale of mischief and immorality. Drawing on horror movies and the traditions of carnival and medicine shows, Dr Blood and his motley crew tell a tale of the price paid for pursuing ambition, hypocrisy and greed. Set in a mythical 'North' and made for these strange times of lockdown, imitating the dog bring all their theatrical and technical acumen to this unique outdoor entertainment.


This is an outdoor, all-weather experience
The show lasts approx 30 minutes
Audiences will be standing*
Suitable for ages 14+

Captioning through the ‘Difference Engine’ app available at all performances - must be requested at time of booking
Production includes flashing imagery (not stroboscopic) and loud noises
*The space is fully accessible including mobility tools. Please advise at time of booking if seating,  mobility tool or wheelchair space is required


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When & Where

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Outside Perfromance
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
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Saturday, 17 October 2020

More Info

  • DRBL1020LGA
  • The Lowry Theatre, Salford