Originally conceived in the early days of the pandemic when it was unimaginable, Lost Dog’s single-shot short film In a Nutshell envisages a world in which theatres will never open again.
Sitting alone in an empty auditorium, a man explains to an unseen future generation, what live theatre was - reliving moments that had been particularly powerful to him personally and lamenting the loss of real-life connections in a world where nobody is allowed near one another.
With his unique blend of melancholia and self-deprecating humour, Lost Dog’s Ben Duke touches on themes of loneliness and isolation, the loss of human connections, and in particular the temporary community of strangers that make up a theatre audience. Half eulogy, half lecture, In a Nutshell questions what is real in life, if we cannot share it together in real life.
Conceived and performed by Ben Duke
Made by Lost Dog
Supported by Raquel Meseguer
Filmed and edited by Rachel Bunce
Commissioned by The Place and Rural Touring Dance Initiative, supported by Worthing Theatres
Photo by Rachel Bunce
Lost Dog are an award winning dance theatre company headed by Artistic Director/Performer Ben Duke.
Times: Wed 23 Sep, 7pm - Thu 22 Oct, 10pm
Venue: at The Place