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The search for the perfect pooch goes on! Could your dog play the “lead role”?

The search for the perfect pooch goes on! Could your dog play the “lead role”?

The search for the perfect pooch goes on! Could your dog play the “lead role”?

York Theatre Royal is still seeking a very special dog to appear in a brand new stage adaptation of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Deborah McAndrew, a co-production with the Octagon Theatre Bolton. 

The production opens this week in Bolton and stars two border collies, Tia and Eve, who are thrilled to have been given their own dressing room.

York dogs could get similar star studded treatment if they weren’t so shy.

Can you help with the theatre’s “tail of woe” as it seems that the hounds of York are eschewing the celebrity life style and staying put in their kennels.

The perfect pooch should be medium sized, border collie type working dog, not a performing dog.

He or she will need to be very obedient and take instruction from its owner.

The dog will also need to have a calm temperament and be capable of adapting to working on stage with lights and an audience. 

Based on the 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is set in nineteenth century Yorkshire, where a mysterious young widow Helen Graham and her son Arthur arrive at the desolate estate of Wildfell Hall. Isolating herself from the village, Helen soon becomes the subject of local speculation. Intrigued by this beautiful and enigmatic woman, a young farmer, Markham, gradually falls in love. Torn apart with her attraction to Markham and the secrets of her past, Helen finally reveals the shocking history she thought she’d left behind… 

An application form is available HERE.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall runs 26 April until 6 May 2017.