— From September 2016 New Plays
A series of vicious civil wars has ended. A small city state half way across the world rebuilds itself in the ashes. Blush of Dogs is a play about conflicting freedoms and the desire to break repressive cycles. Inspired by contemporary life and adapted from the myth of Thyestes, private struggles clash in the shadows of intense public scrutiny.
About the Author
Roland Reynolds has worked for many years as a writer, director, dramaturg and theatre assistant, both on his own productions and those of others.
‘a demented cackle of a play’ Time Out - ★★★★
‘In Reynolds’ hands, we get dangerously jacked-up machismo and frustrated emasculation.’ LondonTheatre1 - ★★★★★
‘one of the boldest, most original debuts I’ve seen in quite a while… it feels both ancient and modern’ Postcards from the Gods – Andrew Haydon
5 OUT OF 10 MEN:
"5 Out of 10 Men really is groundbreaking theatre and not in the least as heavy as it’s subject matter suggests. There is humour and an air of good being done that is uplifting. It is also refreshing to see men as the focus of a serious gender issue. The play ends but the issue remains. This is not just drama for entertainment but theatre for social change" —★★★★★ Broadwaybaby.com