Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel, Fringe

Please note that this show will take place at The Lyceum Studio: Venue 593

The final version of Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel is now returning to the Edinburgh Fringe from Saturday 6 - Sunday 28 August. 

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Featured in The Guardian's 'Edinburgh festival 2022: 50 shows to see' and Time Out's 'What to see at Edinburgh Fringe and EIF 2022: 15 of the best theatre shows'.

By Tim Crouch

Not here but in another place.
In another place the country is being torn apart. Not in this place, remember, but in that other place the leader has lost control, people are being killed, someone is blinded.
But not here, you understand, not in this theatre here. Not this one.
Here, everything’s just fine. Everything’s hilarious. The Fool leaves King Lear before the killing starts. In Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel he enters a virtual reality and returns to the wreckage of the world he left both onstage and off. In this extraordinary new play by Tim Crouch, King Lear meets stand-up meets the metaverse.


Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel is a Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production.

Cast and Credits

Written and performed by Tim Crouch
Co-Directors Karl James and Andy Smith
Music & Sound Design Pippa Murphy
Lighting Desig Laura Hawkins
Creative Associates Brian Ferguson and Adura Onashile
Production Manager Craig Fleming
Lighting and Sound Operator Joey Crouch
Stage Manager Claire Williamson

Dates, Times & Prices

6 - 28 August 2022

£12 PREVIEW, 8pm & 8.15pm
Saturday 6, Sunday 7 and Tuesday 9 August

EVENINGS, 8.15pm
Wednesday - Saturday 
£16 - £20

Limited tickets available to those in receipt of Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Income Support, or Job Seekers Allowance.
£5 per ticket

Running time: 1hr 10min


Thursday 18 August, 8.15pm

Wednesday 24 August, 8.15pm

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Press Coverage

'Crouch is a master storyteller for our times'
The Scotsman

'the precision and intensity of performance erupting, ever so gracefully, into a mastery of storytelling'
The Reviews Hub

'Exit. Mind blown.'
All Edinburgh Theatre

'tt is as if we ourselves are at the turbulent centre of King Lear'
The Guardian

'An act of imagination in a world undone'
The Stage

The Arts Desk

'Crouch is now seen as one of the most important writers and theatre makers in the UK.'
The Stage

“Tim Crouch has made an indelible impact on the British theatre scene with formally innovative works that are impossible to predict.”
Evening Standard