The Everyman, Civic Theatre and John O'Brien, Ireland

Heart of a Dog

By Éadaoin O' Donoghue (Transplanted from Mikhail Bulgakov)

Éadaoin O'Donoghue’s play is a fierce parable, a Frankenstein fable, that’s as funny as it is terrifying. The adventures of a scroungy mongrel named Sharik, who in a gruesome scientific experiment, is turned into a man.

A vivid exploration of what it means to be human, and animal — with joy, pain, love, loss, faith, ecstasy, despair, sex, beauty, wickedness, music, dancing, humour, and cats.

An absurd and superbly comic odyssey.


For ages 15+

Funded by the Arts Council.

Tickets are sold on an unreserved seating basis, patrons will be informed of their seating allocation on arrival at the venue

Directed by John O'Brien

Set & Costume Design: Lisa Zagone

Choreography: Philip Connaughton

Lighting Design: Stephen Dodd

Sound Design: Peter Power

Music Composition: Peter Power & John O'Brien

Produced by Naomi Daly


Civic Theatre


29 Sept, 8pm


30 Sept– 3 Oct, 8pm

2 Oct, 3pm




95 mins. approx., no interval