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Collar (Bryntirion)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2023

I agree… who hasn’t wished that they were a dog? At its core, ‘Collar’ is about embracing who you are and finding acceptance, while the concept of a new program that turns someone into a dog might seem insane, the show manages to offer a relatable narrative that is surprisingly moving. Comedic moments are an intrinsic part of the show, but it’s the story that wins you over, incredibly conveyed by Thomas Burr, who truly goes full force with a performance that truly sucks you in. However, just when you’re fully engaged, the show has its weaker, abrupt moments. Overall, though: who is a good show…? Well ‘Collar’ certainly is.

theSpace on the Mile, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]