A show that uses the absurd to explore universal themes – morality, religion, and the frustrations of gender politics.

Three stories, all connected by one musician whose disappearance remains a mystery. Through three absorbing character pieces, A Few Short Studies on Cannibalism uses the absurd to explore universal themes – morality, religion, and the frustrations of gender politics. The show studies each complex character closely, peeling back the layers to find extraordinary darkness in all of them, and in all of us.

Centring on the ultimate taboo, A Few Short Studies on Cannibalism still finds lightness in the most unlikely places, in an evocatively dark but humorous drama from up-and-coming writer and director James Huxtable. Produced by emerging company Only Lucky Dogs, the show represents several years of work in the genre of dark comedic drama, resulting in a tightly woven plot and sharply observed characters that will stay with you.

Ages 14+

(Partial nudity, themes of sexual assault and abortion, strong language throughout.)

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About the Company:

Only Lucky Dogs Theatre Company was formed in January 2018 by students at the University of Sheffield – artistic directors Michael Saliba and James Huxtable, producers Pippa Le Grand and Aaron Saint John, and technical director Isabel Potter. Having met through SUTCo, they formed OLD to produce theatre that pushed audiences and actors further. In 2018 Beaker’s Place debuted in Edinburgh and established the company’s now-signature style of darkly comedic drama.