Dead Dad Dog and Sunny Boy
Author(s): John McKay
Company: Old School and Stories Untold Productions in association with Neil McPherson for Finborough Theatre
Running time: 2h 30min approx
Born out of the anarchic Edinburgh Alternative Comedy scene in the mid-1980s, and the radical “no set, no proscenium arch” ethos of Grotowski-termed poor theatre, Dead Dad Dog introduces young, ambitious, sexed-up '80s Edinburgh lad Eck.
He’s raring to go, eagerly awaiting the job interview which will change his life, when the ghost of his long dead father, Willie, materialises before his eyes. What follows is a blackly comic nightmare as Eck navigates his big day with his phantom father in tow.
The world première of Sunny Boy is a sequel to McKay’s original play and his first work for theatre in over 30 years.