Produced by:
Soho Theatre in association with Shared Experience
June 12 - June 30, 2024
Run Time:
1 Hour, 0 Minute
Showing in Theater
$32 (incl. a $2 fee) | 59E59 Members: $25

Show Info

Written and performed by Emily Woof
Directed by Hamish McColl

Dottie & Dottie are an English couple who have been together so long that they share the same pet name. But when Dottie’s neuroscientist husband falls ill, she must deliver a lecture on his behalf.

The journey takes her to a conference in Pontresina, Switzerland, where Nietzsche once holed up. The great thinker looms in the background as Dottie struggles to translate her husband’s rational analysis of the human mind in a way that she and the world can understand. This philosophical adventure asks what is the self, what is thinking, what is the body? And in a godless universe, how do we connect with this thing called the soul?

Actor and author Emily Woof (The Full Monty) gives an expressive performance full of humor and joy, and makes use of mixed media storytelling techniques, simple props, and dance to unspool a surreal investigation of what it means to be a fully-integrated human.

A post-performance talkback with the playwright and guests to be announced will be held after the performance on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm. 

Producing Company

Soho Theatre

Soho Theatre is a charity and social enterprise, driven by a passion for the work we produce, the artists we work with, and the audiences we attract. Our work is wide-ranging, drawing from our fringe heritage, and adding a queer, punk, counter-culture flavour. We champion voices that challenge from outside of the mainstream, and sometimes from within it too. We produce and co-produce new plays, work with associate artists, and present the best new emerging theatre companies and comedians. We present the early work of countless UK artists (many who become industry giants), and we present many international artists’ London debuts. We have a thriving variety of artist and talent development programmes, artists under commission and in development, and two new writing awards including the national Verity Bargate Award for new playwrights.

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Shared Experience

Shared Experience produces work characterised by thrillingly distinctive performance styles which celebrate the union of physical and text-based theatre. Since 1975, we have continually worked to excite and inspire people with the unique delights of live performance and unpredictability of the stage.


★★★★ "Woof knows exactly how to hold your attention, and achieve a comedy of suppressed distress." – The Telegraph

★★★★ "Exquisitely written and delivered monodrama" – The Scotsman

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