Four Dogs and a Bone

Written by John Patrick Shanley, Directed by Gabriella Rose-Carter

John Patrick Shanley’s bitingly funny satire inspired by his own experience in the movie business.

Brenda wants to be a star, she even chants for it! Collette, the other actress in the film, is in her way, so Brenda must convince Bradley, the producer, to cut Collette’s part. Bradley, knowing full well that the film is seriously over budget, intimates that he will do it, if she can convince her stepbrother, a giant movie star, to make a cameo in the film. Collette has her own agenda: She knows she’s not as young as she once was. She tries to convince Victor, the writer, to alter the film so she can be the heroine. Victor, a naïve young writer from Off-Off Broadway, doesn’t know how to handle any of this, and his mother just died.

“Q44 models consistent production excellence; meticulous direction; entertains and educates; and showcases emergent talent alongside strong, well known actors. You’re never disappointed as an audience” Meredith Fuller, TAGG


“Director Gabriella Rose-Carter’s thirst to study the human condition, the actors’ portrayal of these unlikable, bad-behaving characters and Shanley’s clever writing crafted an intelligent, witty account of sabotage and arrogance in the professional arena” Tahney Fosdike, ArtsHub

“…this iteration of the play is as satirical and amusing as ever” Ross Battaglia Milkbarmag

Bradley – Kostas Ilias
Collette – Tania Knight
Victor – William Atkinson
Brenda – Xanthe Gunne

Previews: Monday 6th May
Opening Night: Wednesday 8th May
Season:  9th – 26th May
Session Times:  All performances at 8pm except Preview, 7pm and Sundays 6pm

Photograph by Michael Teo

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