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PAST WORK
 

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PAST WORK
 

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– Karagula


– Karagula


A doorway to a new future is ready to open. We are the hinge of that moment. We will let the door swing wide.

 

On a beautiful spring evening - when both moons are full - two teenagers vow eternal love. It is a moment that will have cataclysmic consequences. Not just for them, but for the world on which they live. A world where Prom Night is a matter of life or death, where weapons are grown and trained like pets, and where a chosen few are hearing a voice. A voice that speaks of… Karagula.

Philip Ridley's new play is an epic like no other. Told in fractured timescale, it explores our constant need to find meaning. To believe we're here for a reason. To have faith in something. Anything.
 
PIGDOG teams up with D.E.M. Productions, in association with Soho Theatre, to bring this extraordinary and explosive play to breathtaking theatrical life.


Winner of Best Costume Design & Best Supporting Actress, OFF-West End Awards 2017. 


Number 1 in TheArtsDesk’s stage tips: “This may well be my theatrical event of the year!” 

THE ARTS DESK


“Unlike anything else in London at the moment”

TIME OUT


“Real brilliance… There is nothing else like it on the London stage.” 

FINANCIAL TIMES


“One of the boldest Off-West End endeavours to come to the stage in recent memory” – TheatreBubble

“The world of Karagula is completely convincing, and with director Max Barton and designer Shawn Soh, brilliantly realised.” – The BIG Issue

"The Philip Ridley play is wonderfully imaginative and is perfectly paired with the creative vision of director, Max Barton, and designer, Shawn Soh... Karagula is well and truly, out of this world." – The Huffington Post

“Taut, tense and terrifying” – The Times

“A fluent, sharp production by director Max Barton, with a design by Shawn Soh that reminds us of films from David Lynch to Star Wars.” – British Theatre Guide

“The imaginative staging and design matches the story in ambition... A seriously talented cast and creative team” – West End Wilma

“A rich and powerful story of terrible wars, ridiculous fanatics, and broken worlds.” – WhatsOnStage

“Max Barton’s direction shows a brilliant fluency of styles, its texture and inventiveness a solid match for the scale and variety of Ridley’s writing.” – The Stage

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Karagula


NOMINATED FOR 8 OFF-WEST END AWARDS

Karagula


NOMINATED FOR 8 OFF-WEST END AWARDS

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We are our brains. Nothing more. Or nothing less is I believe how she continued.

Let's bring her out. Dr. Nina Newton. The brain we are here to judge.

BLAME is a new piece exploring how neuroscience impacts upon our understanding of culpability and the justice system. PIGDOG created a development production with neuroscientists, psychologists and Bath Spa students in Feb-March 2016. 

BLAME is generously supported by Bath Spa Live, OnSet and Theatre Lab; with initial support from the University of the Arts London, SEED Fund.

 

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"Needs to be seen by as many people as possible"  

★★★★★
CULTURE FLY


 "Hauntingly beautiful... darkly magical... unique and brave" 

★★★★★
THE NEW CURRENT


"BOAT is probably the most demanding and urgent piece of theatre you’ll see this year" 

★★★★
GRUMPY GAY CRITIC


"Unforgettable experience... Hard hitting, political play..."

★★★★
TOP LONDON THEATRE


Pick of the Week: 'Director Max Barton has a strong sense of the visual' The Stage

'Achingly beautiful... The language is rich and compelling... Will haunt our dreams for months to come' London Pub Theatres

'A highly creative and imaginative piece.The studio space is used brilliantly' London Theatre1

'Ethereal and surreal... Always cleverly conceived... Distinctly offbeat' British TheatreGuid

'This is a production you must see. PIGDOG have created a little piece of magic  – beautiful, horrible, dark magic' A Hannah In The Works

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PIRANHA HEIGHTS

 

DIRECTED BY MAX BARTON, VIDEO DESIGN BY SHAWN SOH
SET DESIGN BY CÉCILE TRÉMOLIÈRES, PRODUCED BY D.E.M. PRODUCTIONS

Piranha Heights


PIRANHA HEIGHTS

 

DIRECTED BY MAX BARTON, VIDEO DESIGN BY SHAWN SOH
SET DESIGN BY CÉCILE TRÉMOLIÈRES, PRODUCED BY D.E.M. PRODUCTIONS

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Piranha Heights


SHORTLISTED FOR BEST PRODUCTION, DIRECTOR AND SET DESIGN

THE OFF WEST END AWARDS, 2014

Piranha Heights


SHORTLISTED FOR BEST PRODUCTION, DIRECTOR AND SET DESIGN

THE OFF WEST END AWARDS, 2014

"Brutal poetry... Shocking and intense... 
A stark work by a distinct, unsettling voice."

★★★★ 
TIME OUT


"Max Barton's terrific production positively glows with a febrile intensity... Stupendous."

★★★★ 
THE ARTS DESK


"Extraordinary... Volcanic... Gripping... An accomplished revival"

★★★★ 
THE STAGE


"Very powerful... Everything a theatre
fan would want... Blissfully explosive."

★★★★ 
GAY TIMES

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BY MAX BARTON, TOM DE FRESTON, KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE

 

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BY MAX BARTON, TOM DE FRESTON, KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE

 

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BEST ONE OFF EVENTFIRST RUNNER UP

SABOTEUR AWARDS, 2015

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BEST ONE OFF EVENTFIRST RUNNER UP

SABOTEUR AWARDS, 2015

In February 2015 The Swinehounds, PIGDOG’s music project, worked with poet Kiran Millwood Hargrave and artist Tom de Freston to create a cross-arts response to Orpheus and Eurydice. 

The project is currently being developed into a graphic novel, which will be published by Bloomsbury in 2016, a collection of poetry and a play.

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GHOSTS

BY SHAWN SOH

Ghost


GHOSTS

BY SHAWN SOH

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FEATURED ON
IdN AND 1GRANARY MAGAZINE

Ghost


FEATURED ON
IdN AND 1GRANARY MAGAZINE

This project explores the unseen world within our consciousness by using physical materials to articulate the non-material inner-self. Using unconventional materials to distort and obscure the human form, each ‘Ghost’ visualises a part of our entity. All 'Ghost' films can be viewed on www.shawnsoh.com.

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Digital Afterlife


DIGITAL AFTERLIFE
BY SHAWN SOH, NATHANAEL BROOKS

Digital Afterlife


DIGITAL AFTERLIFE
BY SHAWN SOH, NATHANAEL BROOKS

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Digital Afterlife


FEATURED ON
BLUEPRINT MAGAZINE

 

Digital Afterlife


FEATURED ON
BLUEPRINT MAGAZINE

 

'Digital Afterlife' is an exploration of digital identities that live on after the death of its user through a series of moving image portraits. Inspired by unconventional materials and distortion of the human facial features (which is an important form of identification in the physical world), 'Digital Afterlife' is the attempt to imagine and recreate the unknown world of the digitally immortal. Films are available on www.shawnsoh.com

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Digital Afterlife