The Darlaston Dog Fight

‘Tell us about them mad and bloody old days.’

Friday 23rd March 7.30pm, Saturday 24th March at 1pm and 7.30pm


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 ACE funded production 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. Audiences will be confronted with a question – does violence live in us all? Should we accept that it does? Can it be avoided? Can we change?

The Darlaston Dog Fight was written by David Calcutt, Directed by Glen Buglass, and Choreographed by Helen Calcutt. It stars professional regional actors Tina-Louise Barnes as Beth, Reaya Sealey as Ham, and Chris Kibbler as Moey.

The production will showcase three exclusive performances: Friday 23rd March 7.30pm, and Saturday 24th March at 1pm and 7.30pm. 

With thanks…

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.

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