Sat 4 Apr 2020
A parrot says ‘I love you’.
A dolphin tries to speak.
A woman spends a lifetime trying to understand.
Like Animals is a funny and poignant investigation into love and communication in human (and not-so-human) relationships.
Inspired by true stories of animal language experiments and performed by a real couple, it blends surreal comedy with moments of tenderness and vulnerability to explore the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone else.
The show weaves together stories of human-animal communication experiments around performers Kim and Pete’s own relationship, glimpsing some of their miscommunications,
missed signals and crossed wires along the way. We meet the woman who lived with a dolphin in a flooded house and tried to teach him English, as well as the parrot and scientist
who worked together for thirty years, and who every night told each other ‘Be good, see you tomorrow, I love you.’
Like Animals has been developed in association with Tron CREATIVE through their Scratch and Tron Lab opportunities, and with support from Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund.
SUPERFAN is a new Scottish performance company who create performances for adult and young audiences that blend theatre, live art, circus and dance. SUPERFAN won the 2019 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award and will present a new intergenerational circus show at the Barbican in November 2019.
Image credit: Mihaela Bodlovic.
“CLEVERLY AND DELIBERATELY ENTERTAINING …A PRODUCTION THAT ASKS CHEWY QUESTIONS” ★★★★ – HERALD SCOTLAND
“A QUIRKY, THOUGHT-PROVOKING TWO-HANDER” ★★★★ – THE TELEGRAPH