a funny and moving account of how one woman accidentally makes a fortune
at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, January 12th and 13th 1.10 - 1.50 pm Lunchtime Theatre in the beautiful surroundings of Shrewsbury Museum and
at Lych Gate Tavern, Queen Square, Wolverhampton Saturday January 27th at 11.3- am as part of Wolverhampton Literature Festival
Music for Dogs, a black comedy written by award-winning Irish poet and playwright Paula Meehan and performed by Irish actress Carol Caffrey, is set during Ireland’s Celtic Tiger years. The action takes place on Dublin’s Burrow Beach as a woman, Jane MacDonald, records a message for her estranged brother and sister. Janey’s story describes the very funny - if somewhat dubious - means by which she came to make the fortune she is leaving to her siblings. Though the context of Janey’s personal tragedy is a dark one, her essential humanity and joy in life are very much to the fore.
"Music for Dogs is absolutely riveting... The script is so poetic... Carol Caffrey is brilliant... It's the best kind of play... great writing and wonderful performing." BBC Radio Scotland. Listen to the full review on the "About" page.
Irish Post, Music for Dogs – a moving and powerful piece of theatre ****
Music for Dogs is a great, well-written piece... with a revealing poetic narrative. At times very funny at others sad, I had tears in my eyes... Carol Caffrey is a consummate actor. I highly recommend it. Wendy Thomson,
Female Arts ****
New performances coming in 2018!
January 12 & 13 in Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Lunchtime Theatre returns to Shrewsbury in the beautiful surroundings of Shrewsbury Museum. Friday 12 and Saturday 13 January from 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Tickets available from Visitor Centre at the Museum 01743 258888 or email
THEN, Saturday 27th January at 11.30 AM in the Lych Gate Tavern, Wolverhampton
Music For Dogs is proud to be part of WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL. Voluntary donation on the door.
Image copyright Dick Keely.