Gig meets theatre meets a tidal wave of glitter.
My Beautiful Black Dog is a poetically wild musical exploring the difficult and beauteous complexity of our fragile minds. Depression is at its heart, but it’s not depressing – it’s joyous, funny and hopeful (I hope…) I believe in hope.
This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs whilst channelling infectious dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!
“Black dog is what Winston Churchill used to call his depression… I have a beautiful black dog and I call her Creshendorious.” Brigitte Aphrodite
MY BEAUTIFUL BLACK DOG by Brigitte Aphrodite
Part gig, part theatre and a tidal wave of glitter. A musical about depression by Brigitte Aphrodite. MBBD. The show completed a triumphant, crowd funded ten day run at the Edinburgh Fringe festival 2015, national coverage included the BBC’s Ten’O Clock News, Guardian, Elle, Independent, Sunday Times Culture, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, BBC 2 Edinburgh Nights.
“Imagine the Mighty Boosh crossed with the best episode of Girls. Prepare to cry and laugh several times over. You’ll leave a better person.” Elle Magazine
“Prepare for your heart to be broken and then mended in this hilarious yet touching punk musical” ★★★★★ To Do List
“It’s Rip Roaring Musical Theatre for the Modern Age, Original, Heart-Wrenching and Warming all at Once”
“My Beautiful Black Dog is a gnatty, scruffball of a show, but, goodness me, it’s like an adrenaline shot to a bruised heart.” Matt Trueman
“A raw but uplifting mixture of music and performance about embracing life with depression” ★★★★ The Stage
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so emotionally honest on stage before” Exeunt Magazine
My Beautiful Black Dog will tour the UK alongside workshops exploring the stigma of our Mental Health
For bookings & enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The MBBD Team
Writer & Performer Brigitte Aphrodite
Musical Director & Performer Quiet Boy
Director Laura Keefe
Presented by Boom Shakalaka Productions
Producer Jono Ayling
Executive Producers Gemma Cairney & Rachel Tyson
Music Manager Beth Clayton
Music Producer Nick Trepka
Sound & Video Design, Dramaturg and Development Producer John Hoggarth
Development Producer Ria Parry
Stylists Lizzie Cardwell & ShopFloorWhore
Prop Design Amy Exton