Like Animals



A chimp uses sign language. A dolphin tried to speak English. A parrot says ‘Be good, see you tomorrow. love you’. A woman spends a lifetime proving it’s not a trick. Inspired by the true stories of research scientists working to communicate with animals and performed by a real couple, Like Animals is a funny and touching investigation into love and communication in human (and not so human) relationships.

It celebrates the scientists and animals trying to understand each other, and tries to continue their work. This is a new devised performance about love, communication and the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone.

Written by Kim Donohoe and Pete Lannon

Directed by Ellie Dubois

Dramaturgy by Xana Marwick

Music and sound design by Michael John McCarthy

Supported by Creative Scotland.



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