THE POWER OF THE DOG (15)

126 mins

30 January 2022 - 01 February 2022

Age Recommendation: 15


Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil's romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides.

The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter - all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her.

As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form - he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil's cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?

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Film

Drama


Ticketing Info

Keeping You Safe: 

Following the recent UK Government advice regarding face coverings and in response to an increase requests from our audience and staff, face coverings will become a condition of entry to our building from Monday 6th December for everyone aged 12 and over, unless medically exempt. Please inform the staff on your arrival if you have a medical exemption from wearing a face covering.  This policy also includes wearing a face covering during the performance, unless actively eating or drinking.

Performance Dates & Times: 
Sunday 30th January, 4pm - Subtitled
Sunday 30th January & Tuesday 1st February, 7.30pm

Tickets: £10, £7.50 under 16s

Certificate: 15

All prices include any booking fees.

General booking opens - 22nd December 11am


Venue Info

The Theatre