‘Tell us about them mad and bloody old days.’
Set in the Black Country of the early 19th century, based on the folklore and ballads of the period, The Darlaston Dog Fight presents the story of Rough Moey, collier, innkeeper, hell-raiser and dog-fighter, and the last man to sell his wife in Wednesbury market. From the mines to the bloody dog-pit and bull-stake, Moey’s life is lawless, brutal and violent.
Blending narrative, dance, physical action, and song Regional Voice Theatre’s new play is an explosive and uncompromising account of violence and vitality in the human spirit, a celebration of the raw passions that have shaped our past, and continue to shape our present.
We would like to thank The Arena Theatre, Arts Council England, Artsfest, Creative Black Country, and the actors from the Arena Collaborative Theatremakers for their creative and professional support.