Dead Dad Dog

Old School and Stories Untold Productions in association with Finborough Theatre by John McKay

Wed 1 - Sat 4 Nov, 7.30pm

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Dead Dad Dog is a hilarious and tender play from Scottish playwright John McKay.

Returning to the Traverse for the first time since its 1988 premiere, comic smash hit Dead Dad Dog sees young Alexander “Eck” Dundee dogged by the spectre of his long-dead father Willie, a flare-trousered 1970s picture of Caledonian cheesiness.

Directed by Liz Carruthers, this comedy explores grief, the impact of the death of a father figure on the lives of a family across generations - and the challenges to forming positive male relationships in an era of deep change for masculinity.

Dead Dad Dog is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

Originally produced at the Finborough Theatre, London. This performance previously included the sequel Sunny Boy, however this had to be cancelled due to cast illness.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council.

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


  • DirectorLiz Carruthers
  • WriterJohn McKay

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